Christianne Balk Poetry

Christianne Balk (born 1953) is an American poet.Balk graduated with honors in biology from Grinnell College and taught at the University of British Columbia. Her work has appeared in Pequod,Crazy Horse,Sulfur,The Centennial review The Missouri Review,Sonora Review,Prairie Schooner Harper's,and The ... Read More

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Thousands of tiny
fists tamping the surface of the lake
flowing like a wide
river gone crazy,

Sun salved, we sit on the front porch, careful
when we speak, watching the crows swagger near
the

This division must end.
Again I'm forced to amputate
the chicken's limb; slit the joint,
clip the

Heavy-hocked, barrel-bellied,
exhaling billows of steam, they wait
while the corn, wheat, clover

Blessed is the One who lifts the slow sun
above this morning's raw orange edge,
who moves the ew

Christianne Balk Poetry

Christianne Balk (born 1953) is an American poet.Balk graduated with honors in biology from Grinnell College and taught at the University of British Columbia. Her work has appeared in Pequod,Crazy Horse,Sulfur,The Centennial review The Missouri Review,Sonora Review,Prairie Schooner Harper's,and The New Yorker.She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and daughte.... Read More