We are thrilled to announce that Anna Flores has joined Arts Foundation team as Grants and Services Manager!
Anna Flores is a writer born in Nogales, Arizona. She holds a Masters degree in Creative writing from Arizona State University.Flores is currently working on a manuscript titled: Oracaniones, Praysongs, and Sigilos and has published a book of poems titled Pocha Theory. Her recent awards and honors include a 2021 Swarthout Award in Writing, a 2021 Center for Imagination in the Borderlands Creative Research Fellowship, and a 2020 Mabelle A. Lyon Poetry Award. You can read her most recent published work in Red Tree Review.
Check out a new poem below by Anna titled, HUSKS OUT.
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We’ll have to leave something angry behind.
The way nine dead javelinas pile up, husks out.
This road is complicit, gored in crosses.
I measure the desert by tallying
blisters on my brother’s feet, taping them.
Look more closely. This is a funeral
for the seas. My folks debate Marana’s
natural streams, where they end, where they start, where
my brother was found when he crawled into
Tucson. Back then, I thought I knew the land.
Before his return home to an unknown
place, I did not know what distance could do.
How it eats the body’s perimeter.
And in the desert, you’re your only shade.