Jennifer Kronovet

For Us

Hard to know—
always at an end—

the reason for
turning toward yet

another alley of him
while I—in the same

mood—am storing
myself to have

a past, The Past.
What is a lie

for us is holding
the astounding

private. No more
waiting for feeling

to be knowing
like a blade

against the fruit.
Just the feeling

and then saying—
and then another

reason for turning.


Jennifer Kronovet is the author of the poetry collection Awayward (BOA Editions, 2009). She is the co-founder and co-editor of CIRCUMFERENCE: The Journal of Poetry in Translation. She lives in New York City, where she was born and raised.

PSA Employment Dates

Programs Associate, 2002-2004

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