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Joy Priest

Joy Priest is the author of Horsepower (Pitt Poetry Series, 2020), winner of the 2019 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry from AWP. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in ESPN, Gulf Coast, Mississippi Review, the Rumpus, and Best New Poets 2014, 2016, and 2019, among others. Priest is the winner of the 2019 Gearhart Poetry Prize and a 2019–2020 Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship in Poetry. 



March 2, 2020 | Poetry

Before I leave for good, I lift the pie server a final 
time, drop the receipt facedown next to the lemon 
blueberry slice, then my apron in the parking lot


March 2, 2020 | Poetry

That one smelled 
like a Bradford pear 
you said. 

Ars Poetica

March 2, 2020 | Poetry

Cutting down Chambers St. 

my pinky toenail comes clean off.

Another little ghost