Sally Bliumis-Dunn

February 10, 2014 Bliumis-Dunn Sally



Some of the shoes

still lay in pairs


on the ocean floor.

Small slender boats—


the flirtatious tilt

of an ankle in a t-strap,


glare of chandelier

on a shiny oxford.


In strong currents

the broken clocks


of their bodies,




Sally Bliumis-Dunn teaches at the 92nd Street Y and offers writing consultations. Her poems have appeared in the New York Times, Paris Review, PBS NewsHour, Plume, Poetry London, Prairie Schooner, RATTLE, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-day and Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry. In 2002, she was a finalist for the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize. Her third book, Echolocation, was published by Plume Editions/MadHat Press in March of 2018 and was shortlisted for the Eric Hoffer Award, a longlist finalist for the Julie Suk Award and Runner Up for the Poetry By the Sea Best Book Award.