DIRGE

G.H. Mosson


In my studio apartment, I have boxes sprawling on the floor, unlocking themselves day and night—boxes
in trees, on rooftops, lodged
in telephone towers, open boxes
on suburban hills, vast boxes
combusting behind
a picturesque sunset.


G.H. Mosson is the author of two books and two chapbooks of poetry, most recently Family Snapshot as a Poem in Time (Finishing Line, 2019), and co-author of Heart X-Rays (PM Press, 2018). His poetry and literary commentary have appeared in numerous publications, including Measure, The Tampa Review, Smartish Pace, Free State Review, Rattle, and The Cincinnati Review. He has received four Pushcart Prize nominations and won the Erskine J. Poetry Prize (2016) from Smartish Pace magazine. Mosson has a BA in English from Portland State University and an MA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, where he was a lecturer and a teaching fellow (2003–2005). An attorney since 2012, he enjoys raising his children, hiking, and reading.