Laura Bylenok

Laura Bylenok is the author of Warp, winner of the 2015 T.S. Eliot Prize and forthcoming from Truman State University Press, and the hybrid prose chapbook a/0 (DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press, 2014). Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Pleiades, North American Review, Guernica, Cimarron Review, and West Branch, among others. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah, where she is also a new media editor for Quarterly West.

Subject by Laura Bylenok

  An echo in the handset when I call bristles like fur on a tomcat’s paunch, a thistle’s suggestion to pluck—an echo of fingerprint pressed in paint, smeared into the slight lisp of orange in the ridge of rooftops, puckered, a mouth whispering hard: don’t touch and, without touching, you […]