It Was All So Real: Geneviève Elverum (1981-2016)

Each dawn love is a captain
Without a ship.
The only instrumentation
The sad and imaginary
Sound of his voice, love with its own
Words for music, the low light
Of a fairly good star

(from the poem “Directions from a Madman,” in What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford, Copper Canyon Press, 2015)

Genevieve Elverum