About the Poems
by Jilly Dybka
I have married a crow: I'm obsessed with working in poetic forms, and with the sound/rhythm of words.
City Bus: This is what happens when one reads James Tate and Yeats at the same time.
Prison Dentist: Now, you weren't expecting a dentist poem to be light and cheerful, eh? Experimenting with the horizontal and vertical at the same time.
The Groundskeeper: I wrote a book of 50 narrative sonnets about sideshow freaks. The manuscript has been rejected 97 times. This is a poem from that manuscript.
The Last Big Bet: My mother has amazing drawing power at poker.