Spring 2011, Volume 10

Poetry by Jenn Gutiérrez


in papers strewn
I find today I am
toe-fondling my own soul—

Granting myself
a moment
for forgetting
in the heat
of natural lighting
next to an open window,
undisturbed solitude
like a rare
taste of a drug
I once loved.



BIO: : Jenn Gutiérrez holds a B.A. in English and an M.F.A in English and Writing. She currently teaches Composition and Diversity Education at Pikes Peak Community College and the University of Denver respectively. Her 2005 debut collection of poems titled Weightless is available online through most book outlets including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Previous work has been published or recently accepted by The Texas Review, The Writer’s Journal, Acentos Review and Antique Children.