Poem of the Week: “June” by Lightsey Darst

By: Edward Byrne Last Updated: June 19, 2013

vprThe VPR Poem of the Week is Lightsey Darst’s “June,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2008 issue (Volume IX, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Lightsey Darst received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Literature in 2007. Her work has been published in Antioch Review, Gulf Coast, The Literary Review, New Letters, and elsewhere. She is the author of Find the Girl (Coffee House Press, 2010). Also a dancer, she writes about dance for The Huffington Post.

Tuesday of each week One Poet’s Notes highlights an excellent work by a poet selected from the issues of Valparaiso Poetry Review, except when other posts with news or updates preempt the usual appearance of this item, with the recommendation that readers revisit it.