The Wall Where You Leave Me by Martina Litty (Inch #51)


by Martina Litty

Inch #51, Summer 2022
25 pages, saddle-stapled
ISSN: 1932-6149

Release date: June 28, 2022


The Wall Where You Leave Me from North Carolinian poet Martina Litty is a collection of compact, breathless poems that ask: what does it mean, that we are meant to live alone? What does it mean, that to accept love means to invite grief? Poems range from ekphrastic pieces to golden shovels and ghazals, as the speaker navigates her Southern pastoral surroundings while grappling with sexuality, loneliness, risk, loss, and love.

Includes the poems “You Invited Me to This Party, So,” “Meditation While Stirring a Pillar of Salt into Sweet Tea,” “Elegy While I Change My Tire Next to a Cornfield,” “Wife 1,” “Wife 2,” “Iowa Ghazal,” “Lover, You Are the Vampire,” “Shut Door,” “The Sword Swallower,” “Psalm 71:8,” “Exit Wound,” “We Melt the Cage They Built around the World,” “Doppelgänger,” and “Shoulder to Shoulder.”

Martina Litty is a poet from Laurinburg, North Carolina. She received her BFA in
creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she was poetry
editor of Atlantis magazine. She attended the 2019 International Writing Program Summer
Institute in Iowa City.

Additional information

Weight .1 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 4.25 × .2 in


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