After Alice Notley’s “Poem”
A finger is a kind of tool
the men bending his in the shed
is thinking: I wonder, are there
any giraffes in the zoo that can’t reach tree leaves?
Kelly Lydick received her B.A. in Writing and Literature from Burlington College, and her M.A. in Writing and Consciousness from the New College of California, San Francisco (now at CIIS). Her writing has appeared in Guernica, The Rumpus, Drunken Boat, Switched-on Gutenberg, Mission at Tenth, Thema, Tarpaulin Sky, and many others.
Additional articles have appeared in Natural Awakenings, Java, Western Art Collector, Santa Fean, and True Blue Spirit magazines, as well as on the home page of ElephantJournal.com. Her work has also been featured on NPR’s The Writers’ Block. She is the author of the chapbook We Once Were, and the experimental, Mastering the Dream. She is a member of the co-founding editorial board of Immanence Journal.
Kelly holds certifications as a Meditation Facilitator, Reiki Master, Crystal Reiki Master, Past Life Healer, Animal Reiki Master, and Gateway Dreaming™ Coach. She teaches writing and metaphysical workshops, and offers private consultations through her company Waking the Dream. Her signature workshop, Writing the Dream Time, has been featured at Burlington College, ASU’s Piper Center for Creative Writing, and others.
She holds professional memberships with the International Association for the Study of Dreams, where she has presented her work on dream studies, the Academy of American Poets, and the Arizona Authors Association. You can learn more about her work at www.kellylydick.com.