Paige Sullivan completed her M.F.A. at Georgia State University, where she served as an assistant editor at Five Points and as poetry editor of New South. She has participated in the Kentucky Women Writers Conference Workshop, the Tin House Winter Workshop for poets, and most recently the Poetry Foundation's Poetry Incubator. Her poetry has appeared in Arts & Letters, Ninth Letter, American Literary Review, and other journals. She lives and works in Atlanta.
We watched the blacksmith in the dark barn, the old bellows / hanging overhead like a body bag, coals like a stone-framed sunset, / the apprentice chatting about his work: I can’t do with wood what I do with iron.