by Heather Aimee O’Neill
EXCERPTRemember when our feet
hung over planks of wood, the dock beneaththe green and gray pond water, clouded with
“We’ll leave behind a language, travel back,” says Heather Aimee O’Neill in a poem from Memory Future, locating the ghost of Jeanette Winterson’s “…memory past, memory future” precisely in these lyrical remembrances of what has not yet come full circle. The trajectory forward into memory is the path of the imagination — these fiercely delicate poems prove what we already knew: that remembering and imagining are one.
— Carol Muske-Dukes, judge of the 2010 Poetry Chapbook Competition
Heather Aimee O’Neill teaches creative writing at CUNY Hunter College and is the Assistant Director for the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. A book columnist at MTV’s AfterEllen.com, her poetry chapbook Memory Future was chosen by Carol Muske-Dukes as the winner of the University of Southern California’s Gold Line Press Award and published in 2011. This April, an excerpt from her novel When The Lights Go On Again will be published as a chapbook by Peter Cameron’s Wallflower Press. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and publications, including Time Out New York, Parents Magazine and Salon.com.
Book art and design by Diana Arterian and Amaranth Borsuk.
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