Allen Braden is the author of A Wreath of Down and Drops of Blood (University of Georgia) and Elegy in the Passive Voice (University of Alaska/Fairbanks). His poems have been anthologized in The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Poetry: An Introduction, Best New Poets, and Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry. Assistant poetry editor of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments, he has received fellowships from the NEA and Artist Trust.
Instructions on Being a Sea Creature
If you are a whale, your mouth should be in your forehead, not to mention your blowhole gasping exclamations nearby. If not, then you may need gills folded like taffy and Continue reading