Upon Reading James Lipton’s An Exaltation of Larks

by Joy Priest

Joy Priest grew up across the street from the world’s most famous horse-racing track. She has received support from The Frost Place, the Hurston/Wright Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown. Her poems have appeared or are upcoming in Blackbird, Callaloo, Connotation Press, Four Way Review, The Rumpus, and Best New Poets 2014 and 2016.



Joy Priest grew up across the street from the world’s most famous horse-racing track. She has received support from The Frost Place, the Hurston/Wright Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown. Her poems have appeared or are upcoming in Blackbird, Callaloo, Connotation Press, Four Way Review, The Rumpus, and Best New Poets 2014 and 2016.

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