Hemlock at Milk Press Books

I have a new poem up at Spilt Milk (Milk Press Books, the press of the Poetry Society of New York).

The piece is loosely based on the story of Mary Webster, one of the better known women to be executed in the Salem Witch Trials. It is said that Mary was hung from a tree for hours and until they were sure she was dead, then she climbed down from the tree and survived, which is how she got the nick-name “Half-Hanged Mary” Margaret Atwood wrote an incredible poem titled by Mary’s nickname.

Here’s mine:


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