Beth Oast Williams
Beth Oast Williams’s poetry has been accepted for publication in Leon Literary Review, SWWIM Everyday, Wisconsin Review, Glass Mountain, GASHER, Fjords Review, and Rattle's Poets Respond, among others. Her poems have been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. Her first chapbook, Riding Horses in the Harbor, was published in 2020.
Baggy Blue Sweatshirt or what she may have worn in today's myth
Once upon a timethe world was flatand it was safe for a younggirl to go out alone.It was New Year's Evebut no one knewthe time. There was no clockin the overgrown garden, no sun.The cherry tree stoodblistered with bulbsof inedible fruit,their juice holdingall the answers. Children were clothedin their names,identified only by what they woreand wolves knew exactly where to find them.