- Jackson Square
A Buddhist monk in New Orleans’ Vieux Carré where
women hawked scarves bartenders hawked big ass beers and
a young boy hawked a windup bike with a clown careening
in circles the crowd was pushing and I
was pushing the autos were honking and lurching—
the quietness of the young monk barely proceedingin his saffron robes through the jostling crowd. [End Page 191]
Ann Fisher-Wirth is the author of four books of poems, most recently Dream Cabinet (Wings P, 2012). She coedited (with Laura-Gray Street) the groundbreaking The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity UP, 2013). Her poems appear widely and have received numerous awards. Her current project is a collaborative poetry/photography manuscript, Mississippi, with Maude Schuyler Clay. She teaches at the University of Mississippi, where she also directs the environmental studies minor.