Limitations

Lynn Fanok

A hawk 

is tethered to its falconer. 

 

A greyhound 

loops around its track.

 

A somebody

is stranded in a station.

Lynn Fanok’s new book of poems, Bread and Fumes (Kelsay Books), explores the cultural influences of her father’s Ukrainian heritage, and the complexities of being the daughter of a WWII labor camp survivor. Her poetry has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Red Wolf Press, Tiny Seed Journal, and the anthology, Carry Us to the Next Well (Kelsay Books). She lives with her husband in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and leads a poetry series at an independent bookstore.