[a voice through plank]

A voice through plank
and plaster stamped
silence like wax.
Sound, my invention
  “I want you,”                   make noise


Pia Aliperti is a poet and teacher living in Inwood, NYC. Her poems have appeared in Bone Bouquet, Rattle, The Best American Poetry blog, and A Clean Well-lighted Place. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and of The New School's MFA program. The poems included in this issue of Tinderbox Poetry Journal are excerpted from "Solitude Must Share My Solitude," an erasure of Jane Eyre.