Cross-stitched outside sounds double the day's indoor confusion. How to untwine noise, to see. There's the bay, highway slashed beneath; water a weaker shade of gray than this momentary sky's widening bruise. The page turns on the table, bare despite all I thought was written there.
Joseph Massey was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
He is the author of Illocality (Wave Books, 2015) and a trilogy of poetry collections set in Humboldt County, California: To Keep Time (Omnidawn, 2014), At the Point (Shearsman Books, 2011), and Areas of Fog (Shearsman Books, 2009).
In the Fall 2006 issue of American Poet, Rae Armantrout writes, “I find it refreshing and somehow also sobering to observe the way Massey sticks so closely to the perceptual world. Like William Carlos Williams, he challenges us to see the value in putting things in words.”
Massey lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Illocality (Wave Books, 2015)
To Keep Time (Omnidawn, 2014)
At the Point (Shearsman Books, 2011)
Areas of Fog (Shearsman Books, 2009)