After spending the last three years working in arts administration in New York City, LILY LADEWIG is now working towards her MFA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her poems have been published in
elimae and Oblique Angle.
The Adirondack Review
The St. Lawrence Book Award
The St. Lawrence Book Award
The St. Lawrence Book AwardThe St. Lawrence Book AwardThe St. Lawrence Book Award
The St. Lawrence Book Award

YOU HAVE THREE CHOICES



he said. "Sky

sculpture or sand?" I imagined cliffs

or clouds--

not the Empire State Building, its cold

needling and my busted boots

couched in concrete.


Instead I chose blueberries

and the shudder of pick-up trucks. He lost me

when I lost my lipstick.

Two birds, two stones.






Lily Ladewig

FINALIST
Fiddlehead Prize