KATHERINE SONIAT’S eighth collection of poems—Polishing the Glass Storm—is recently out from LSU Press, 2022. Her ninth collection, Starfish Wash-up, is forthcoming from Etruscan Press in 2023. Bright Stranger was published in 2016 (LSU PRESS). The Goodbye Animals was awarded the Turtle Island Chapbook Prize (2014). A Shared Life won the University of Iowa Poetry Prize. She has served on the faculty at Hollins University and Virginia Tech.
Aqua and Violet
Childlike ones don’t tattle on the choice of stepfathers.