Tuesday, July 18, 2017

"What If the Invader Is Beautiful" by Louise Mathias

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July 18, 2017

What If the Invader Is Beautiful

Louise Mathias

About This Poem


"Across two vast, golden landscapes, that of the Kansas Tallgrass Prairie, and that of the Mojave Desert (where any form of human presence feels like an invasion itself) the poem's title is a reference to the invasive tamarisk tree, which drips with dense masses of pink flowers, even as it threatens the delicate ecology of the area with its terrible alien thirst."
—Louise Mathias


Louise Mathias is the author of The Traps (Four Way Books, 2013). She lives in Joshua Tree, California

Poetry by Mathias


The Traps

(Four Way Books, 2013)

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