Fall/Winter 2013

Hettie Jones


     for Zoe walking/running    

In this fickle
city midway
layers and layers
cover our traces  

our dance to the right
and left, the stop and start
of street smart, as we
live like we walk  

working our city ditty
our run around 
our up and out
and down   

Our here and gone

Hettie Jones is the author of 23 books for children and adults, including her memoir of the beat scene, How I Became Hettie Jones, and three poetry collections, the first of which, Drive, won the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber Award. Jones teaches in the New School’s Graduate Writing Program and at the 92nd St. Y, and will begin a writing program this Fall at the Lower East Side Girls Club.



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