Jules Gibbs‘ first book of poems, Bliss Crisis, was published by The Sheep Meadow Press in 2012. She lives in Syracuse, NY, where she teaches literature and creative writing at Syracuse University. She has been a fellow at the Ucross Foundation, and her essays and poems have appeared in the Best New Poets anthology, Forklift Ohio, Salt Hill, Gulf Coast, The Antioch Review, American Poetry Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Better Magazine, among other places.
When the Bear Finally Arrives and the Furniture Breaks
When the bear finally arrives, he’s starving. He wants whatever’s in my little blue basket, the Tupperware and the