Poets Read

Poets Read: Nancy K. Jentsch

We are pleased to offer our Poets Read series in honor of National Poetry Month 2019 and will run it throughout the month of April. 

Every day in April, our website and our YouTube channel will feature the voice of a poet whose work has appeared in our pages over the past year. On Sundays, we will offer two poets for your enjoyment. 

Today’s poem is On Sleep’s Cusp by Nancy K. Jentsch and it appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of Gyroscope Review.


On Sleep’s Cusp
by Nancy K. Jentsch


Let me burrow
in the hollow
of earth’s
cupped hand
coddled
as if by an eggshell
lined with lavender

even destiny’s tremors
strum a lush lullaby

About the Poet: Nancy K. Jentsch has taught German and Spanish for over 35 years at Northern Kentucky University. She has published scholarly articles, short fiction and poetry in journals such as Journal of Kentucky Studies, Eclectica, Aurorean, and Blinders. Her chapbook, Authorized Visitors, has been published by Cherry Grove Collections, an imprint of WordTech Communications (2017). Seven of her ekphrastic poems appear in the collaborative chapbook Frame and Mount the Sky (2017). Her Facebook writer’s page is https://www.facebook.com/ NancyJentschPoet/.