Jennifer Lagier


Jennifer Lagier has been published online and in print, most recently in Avocet, Trajectory, Word Riot, Nerve Cowboy, Harbinger Asylum Review, Backstreet Quarterly, The Clark Street Review, Centrifugal Eye, Wilderness House Literary Review, PKA’s Advocate, Amoskeag, The Rockford Review, Sugar Mule, Snail Mail Review, Steam Ticket, Song of the San Joaquin and The Homestead Review.  Her seven books of poetry are: Coyote Dream Cantos (Iota Press, 1992), Where We Grew Up (Small Poetry Press, 1999), Second-Class Citizen (Voices in Italian Americana Folio Series, 2000), The Mangia Syndrome (Pudding House Publications, 2004), Fishing for Portents (Pudding House Publications, 2008), Agent Provocateur (Paisano Press, 2012) and Hookup With Chinaski (Paisano Press, 2013). She was nominated for a Pushcart in 2012 and is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, the Italian American Writers Association, Santa Cruz Front Street Poets, and the Rockford Writers Guild. She maintains websites for three online literary magazines and helps coordinate the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium monthly readings.





Whalers’ Cove Cabin

Like most of us, the cabin has seen
better days, slouches between wind-deformed
cypress, degenerative roofline, concave.
Scattered whale vertebrae serve as
geranium planters, brittle ribs
demark a path to the front door.
Old salts now compost beneath sod,
their tumultuous histories forgotten.
Shells and bones are all that survive.




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