Kristin Camitta Zimet
Kristin Camitta Zimet is the author of a full-length book of poetry, Take in My Arms the Dark. She is the editor of The Sow's Ear Poetry Review and the founder of a performance poetry troupe. She is an active member of the Virginia Master Naturalists and a volunteer for Shenandoah National Park, The Nature Conservancy, and other environmental groups .
Like taters planted in the dark of moonshe grew thick roots, while other girls wentall to top, shaking pompoms and ponytails, flashing braces and those cut glass rings.In cap and coverall she held her ground,pulled a straight furrow, words and fingers both blunt as a hoe. The rest of themwould roll right off the land,topsoil in flood; would shoot to seed,jewelweed giddy at the first hot touch. You had to look long at her, as if stepping beyond the lantern houses, down the lane in linsey-woolsey dark, to catch the holes where stars come in good season: glowworms, steady in the pasture ground as chips of frost.