Porcupine
by Naila Moreira

I. She has drunk hemlock all winter, intimacy with earth. Ponderous, slow-footed, she rises, black magma, a boulder rolled onto these fields: quill pig, cumbersome hump of herbs and twigs, rump rigid, a mountain of spines to tell an earthly fortune. First green prickles from the sod. More ancient myth heaves stout and brown, chunk … Continue reading Porcupine
by Naila Moreira

Naila Moreira

Naila Moreira teaches at Smith College and has been writer in residence at the Shoals Marine Laboratory, Maine, and Forbes Library, Massachusetts. Her second chapbook, “Water Street” (Finishing Line Press, 2017) won the New England Poetry Club Jean Pedrick Prize, and she has published poetry in literary journals including the Connecticut River Review, Poet’s Touchstone, … Continue reading Naila Moreira

CPR Volume 22-3

October, 2020 T A B L E of C O N T E N T S POEMS   Catherine Marenghi, And Then We Emerged to See, Once More, the Stars Barbara Daniels, What the Hammer Knows Michael Mercurio, Augury Sarah Ben Olson, Liturgy of the Hive Scott Hutchison, Crow and Copperhead Abbie Kiefer, Groundhog Naila … Continue reading CPR Volume 22-3