Catherine Pierce

Catherine Pierce is the author of three books of poems: The Tornado Is the World, The Girls of Peculiar, and Famous Last Words, all from Saturnalia Books. Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and elsewhere.

Burrowing Crayfish Ode by Catherine Pierce

    You’re gilled but till the soil like any earth-snug vertebrate. You never read the manual. Your armor slick and essential, your antennae, your pincers— you off-put glibly, confound propriety. Late spring, and your mud chimneys turret up from storm-marshed backyards. No one invited you. You don’t care. You […]