Alpay Ulku’s work has appeared in APR, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, Field, and the Gettysburg Review, and was selected by Slate for their “Best Valentine’s Day Poems” feature. His first collection, Meteorology, was published by BOA Editions. He splits his time between Chicago and the city of Samsun, on the Turkish coast of the Black Sea. His website is www.alpayulku.com
Is it the ship that's moving or the sea that's moving, the tide flowing against the ship?