Seretta Martin


To Joan of Arc, Janet, Angela, Catherine, Maggie,
Marie, Petronilla and Alesoun (1324 — 1680)

Their hands
reached out from flames…
as if a child was left alone in the crowd,
his shoe untied, his soup boiling on the stove.

Seretta Martin authored Foreign Dust Familiar Rain, featured in Border Voices Poetry Anthology 2011, serves on the staff of Poetry International Journal and San Diego Poetry Annual and teaches. She hosts the Upstart Crow Bookstore Poetry series. Her award-winning writing and translations are published in the USA and abroad.