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B. Fulton Jennes

B. Fulton Jennes is Poet Laureate of Ridgefield, CT. Her poems have appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies, and her collection Blinded Birds (Finishing Line Press) received the 2022 International Book Award for a poetry chapbook. Jennes’ poem “Glyphs of a Gentle Going” was awarded the 2022 Lascaux Prize.


Wombed in its silken tomb,

does the chrysalis feel

its old body die as a new one

curdles out of silence?

Dying and becoming.

Lost and latent.

Blind to here.

Dissolving in now.

Present. Present. Present.

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