The On Being Project

Sean Nevin
Sean Nevin

is the author of A House That Falls (2005), winner of the Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition, and Oblivio Gate (2008), awarded the Crab Orchard Award Series First Book Prize.

“Self-Portraits from the Widow House”

Grief comes to eat without a mouth. —William Matthews 1   Self-Portrait as the Scavenger Gull Here at the quiet limit of the world, a white-haired shadow roaming emptied rooms, the house where my body is ash, the earth’s core still burning. I chart the ruins daily, tread worn boards, each step, charred, compromised. The scavenger gull, […]

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“Oblivio Gate”

By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not. —Song of Solomon 3:1 I If we are truly the sum of our memories, tonight you are not my husband but a young soldier in Korea, whispering across a mud trench in snow. You warn […]

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