[A mama roar]

A mama roar is unlike any sound-family.  It’s a pit that opens the earth.
If one writes “hole” it is not that.  To write this could be writing hierarchy
and perhaps that.  But why not as other food chains need to be re-envisioned
but not that.  No not what we want to write, as soon as we do it then
just too simply that.

Jennifer Firestone is the author of Flashes (Shearsman Books), Holiday (Shearsman Books), Waves (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), and from Flashes and snapshot (Sona Books). Firestone co-edited (with Dana Teen Lomax) Letters To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics and Community (Saturnalia Books), a year-long experiment documenting letter exchanges between fourteen poet-pairs. Firestone's poems has been published in the following journals: Drunken Boat, How2, Dusie, 580 Split, Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics, Poetry Salzburg Review, among others. She has work anthologized in Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, Songs, & Stories for Children and Building is a Process / Light is an Element: essays and excursions for Myung Mi Kim. Firestone is an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College (The New School).