On the third day, I wrote to you about the sky, its elastic way of stretching so ocean-wide that the only way to name it was to compare it to Montana’s. Lately, the sky is a ceiling I wake to: broad & blank & stubborn, stiff at the edges like a fever cloth wrung out & gone cold in the night, damp with
Meg Day grew up in California’s Bay Area. She received a BA from the University of California–San Diego, an MFA from Mills College, and a PhD from the University of Utah. She is the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street, 2014), winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the Publishing Triangle’s 2015 Audre Lorde Award. Last Psalm at Sea Level was also a finalist for several awards, including a Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a 2015 Lambda Literary Award. Day has received awards and fellowships from the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, the Lambda Literary Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. She currently teaches at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Pennsylvania.