February 20, 1834

New Bedford, Massachusetts
 
Dear friend Seth,
 
                                       my Father                                                             puts his

hand on your shoulder

                                                            remember

 

You can see                                                             ancient cultures
 
            whales

                        you will have stories
 
Your friend,
 
Adabel

 
 
 

Kristin LaTour’s first full-length collection, What Will Keep Us Alive, is available from Sundress Publications. Her most recent chapbook is Agoraphobia, from Dancing Girl Press (2013). Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Fifth Wednesday, Cider Press Review, Escape into Life and Massachusetts Review and in the anthology Obsession: Sestinas in the 21st Century. She teaches at Joliet Jr. College and lives in Aurora, IL with her writer husband. Readers can find more information at www.kristinlatour.com.