Vona Groarke’s latest book is her Selected Poems. She teaches at the University of Manchester and is a 2018–2019 ­Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library.
 (October 2018)


Vanishing Point

Sometimes the van was the color of the field. I was small then, barely eleven and every day that summer taller, more sure of itself than I. The silver grass of the lawn, uncut, used to wait for the moon to pass, sitting out by the wall to tilt up …