Carol Moldaw’s sixth book of poetry, Beauty Refracted, was published this year. (December 2018)

IN THE REVIEW

Raccoons

On my way to water the strawberries at dusk—I gardened in those days— I saw a raccoon clasping the outdoor spigot like a sailor’s wheel, using both paws, that seemed more and more like hands as it kept twisting until water gushed out of …