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"a 25 page chapbook of varied and beautifully imaged lyric narratives"---Comstock Review
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"a 25 page chapbook of varied and beautifully imaged lyric narratives"---Comstock Review

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 Flower Half Blown

Lids shutting down like the door

to your father's failed business.

A sigh in the balcony as we run the reel

backward, summer-day glare

battering down the blinking inner eye:

I remember you.

Rainslick lust, delirious mudslide

emceed by Sgt. Pepper or some other freak,

you curled me into wide smiling hands,

your face blank enough to engrave

We're all nineteen in our heads

though the hour grows late

and lawns in suburbia hiss and spit

on an old man's schedule.

Pernicious blue fills the TV.

Shouldn't watch it, this traffic accident:

Comeback rockers swivel by on artificial hips,

leap for the high notes on crackling knees.

They miss. Time has called their bluff.

I should have left a light on. Something.

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About Cheryl

My books include poetry and fiction.  My first novel, Shiva's Arms, tells the story of an American woman who marries into a Hindu Brahmin family, and explores the themes of cultural identity and the meaning of family.

When I married into a Hindu Brahmin...

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Published Reviews

Apr.27.2009

Cheryl Snell has collaborated with her sister, Janet Snell to bring forth an astute and staggering blend of poetry, science, and art in her Multiverse collection. Cheryl probes the evolving understanding of...

May.30.2009

"This is a collection of poems to be lingered over, like reminders of first views or experiences we usually keep to ourselves for fear that speaking of them will make them lost to us. Snell has captured...