Poetry. "before sleep the body's geometry brushes against surroundings--suitable to one this key unlocks. postcards from a museum trip, mirror shaped as apple, jar filled with ticket stubs--a loose index. assembled. resemblances match features to transient feeling in gut. turning-tossing. so the first home's memory, deteriorating as the body it informs"--from the text. Born and raised in the Midwest, Heather C. Akerberg resides in Omaha, Nebraska. She has taught English composition, creative writing and bookmaking, as well as cognitive skills. Heather is a freelance writer and sustainable agriculture enthusiast. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University and a BA from the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University. DWELLING is her first book.
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Akerberg atop beneath cover better suited birdsong blue body body's breath ceramic childhood bedroom chipped choice close cold color comes comfort corner cornflower-blue crayon Creative Writing definitude determines diaphanous door dust dwelling edges entrance erasure exterior view eyes face father feeling filament find the word fingers floor forget love forgotten frame front glass glossolalia guess habitat hand inside keep language light line's living room look memory mnemonic cathedral morning mouth Nebraska nest nostalgia oak wood object once paper past perhaps pitch prescribed action puzzlement rattling reach reason refracted remembering residential program sad thing scent sensate sense data settling shape Shelly side sight silence sister's skin sleep sound space sparrow spatial specific standing starling steadfast story structure superlative supple tactile tell ourselves texture thrush transliterates turned unraveling untitled varied song walking wall wants warm weight whispers window windowpane wonderment