Lee Sharkey

Lee Sharkey is the author of Calendars of Fire (Tupelo, 2013), A Darker, Sweeter String (Off the Grid, 2008), and eight earlier full-length poetry collections and chapbooks. She is the recipient of the Abraham Sutzkever Centennial Translation Prize, the Maine Arts Commission’s Fellowship in Literary Arts, the Shadowgraph Poetry Prize, and Zone 3’s Rainmaker Award in Poetry. “Desultory Goddess” is one in a series of poems inspired by paintings by Samuel Bak.


Archery by Lee Sharkey

A man dreams with his fist while a woman dreams of a soft green field where an archer stands in profile at a middle distance taking aim with his bow. She is starting to wonder if he will turn toward her, if he is her slim emissary, when the man […]