Talia Bloch

Talia Bloch’s poetry has appeared in The Antioch Review, The New York Quarterly, Poetry International, The Southeast Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. In 2014, she received an Editor’s Prize for Emerging Poets from Pleiades magazine, and her manuscript Leaving Home has been short-listed for several awards. Talia has also written for such publications as The Brooklyn Rail, The Forward, and The Jerusalem Report.

Diagnosis by Talia Bloch

    Because I could not, the flowers in my doctor’s office +++++++bloomed. Red tulips the size of goblets. Lilies that filled the room +++++++with a deathlike scent. Each week another bunch freed from cellophane stood +++++++balancing on narrow stalks and draining the vase with gusto. +++++++I stared out the […]