Blues Biography by Garrett Phelan

Sometimes I come across as artifact, a found blues, biography of bone washed up into a whisper waiting. A stepping-stone wobbling, a root fastened to a fist, and tongues salvaged trapped in amber sold as prayer beads. Or, a vicious grip of longing stuck to a doorknob.


Garrett Phelan is the author of one poetry book and two micro-chapbooks His poems have appeared in a variety of publications including Potomac Review, Word Riot, Off the Coast, Ekphrastic Review and Leaping Clear. He teaches poetry in a Connecticut maximum security prison. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee.


Photo (detail) by thom masat