Molly Fisk

"I don't get much time to write," Molly Fisk writes, "but am sometimes ambushed by poems while driving, and have to pull over in a 7-11 parking lot and scrawl whatever is battering my brainpan on the back of a WestAmerica bank deposit envelope. I usually write my poems by hand with a black Paper Mate felt tip marker in Japanese Composition books, which sometimes say 'Let your taste lead you on to the world of maruman' on the cover, and then rework them and screw around with the line breaks on a Macintosh, losing all kinds of drafts to posterity by making changes in the same document. My office walls, where the Macintosh lives, are painted a very dark orange. Every couple of weeks I show the new poems to two San Francisco poets: Dan Bellm and Forrest Hamer--we've been working together for 4 years.

"'Hunter's Moon' was written for everyone who lives in the town of Stinson Beach, CA. My work has recently appeared in ZYZZYVA, and my full-length poetry manuscript, 'Listening to Winter,' has been a finalist for many of the major publication prizes, but at this writing is still wearing the lime green chiffon, matching pumps and crooked smile of a bridesmaid."

Molly Fisk has had poems, essays, and reviews in Manoa, Harvard Review, and Exquisite Corpse; San Francisco Chronicle, Denver Post, Dallas Morning News, and Cleveland Plain Dealer too. Her profile of Anne Lamott appeared in the September 1996 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. She has her own place, Salt Water Poetry, on the World Wide Web.