rose auslander – “Dear Wednesday” & “Butterflies”


rose auslander’s last name means “foreigner”—her grandparents fled to the U.S. to escape pogrom in Ukraine, and much of her current work is shadowed by the war there now. She is the author of the book Wild Water Child, winner of the 2016 Bass River Press Poetry Contest; her chapbooks include Folding Water, Hints, and The Dolphin in the Gowanus; and look for her poems in the Berkeley Poetry Review, Baltimore Review, New Ohio Review, New American Writing, LEON, RHINO, Roanoke Review, Tinderbox, and Tupelo Quarterly, and upcoming in the Atlanta Review and the Chicago Quarterly Review. She earned her MFA in Poetry at Warren Wilson.