Stacy R. Nigliazzo

Petal Fold  

The surgeon knows all the parts of the brain but he does not know his patient’s dreams.
–Richard Selzer

The blade steps
through the door of her abdomen,
spills across the lake—
paper wings,
the splayed ribs of a pine boat.

Stacy R. Nigliazzo‘s debut poetry collection Scissored Moon was published in 2013 by Press 53 (