an on-line poetry magazine
for the 21st century

Winter 2023-2024

Emily-Sue Sloane


Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Lights on fishing boats
paint a necklace
on the edge of night
as they slide past land’s end
to trawl darkened depths
for their nightly haul
to the hunger
that awaits
their dawn return.

EMILY-SUE SLOANE is the author of the full-length collection We Are Beach Glass (2022) and chapbook Disconnects and other Broken Threads (The Poetry Box, 2024). Her poems have appeared in many print and online journals and anthologies, and have won awards from the Babylon Village Arts Council, Calling All Writers, The Long Island Fair, The Nassau County Poet Laureate Society, Performance Poets Association and Princess Ronkonkoma Productions. She lives in Huntington Station, NY, with her wife, singer-songwriter Linda Sussman.