Sometimes what you need is a roadhouse...Happy National Poetry Month--Day 7!

Welcome to my national poetry month celebration! This is Poet/Artist Julia Alter from Seize the Dazzle Studio!

Today's magical poem is "Dark Rum & Tonic" by the revered, Molly Fisk. It was originally published at

(Art by Julia Alter, mixed media)

Molly Fisk is the author of The More Difficult BeautyListening to Winter, and Terrain and a volume of radio essays, Blow-Drying a Chicken: Observations from a Working Poet. Her honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Marin Arts Council, and the California Arts Council, as well as a Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize in Poetry, a Dogwood Prize, a Billee Murray Denny Prize, a National Writer’s Union Prize, and a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She has taught at the UC Davis Extension and with the California Poets in the Schools program, and presently runs the online workshop Poetry Boot Camp. Fisk’s radio commentary is heard weekly on the News Hour of KVMR-FM, Nevada City, CA.

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