Ellene Glenn Moore

Homage in Crimson and Burgundy

!100! after Josef Albers

I am trying to convey the big emotions—ecstasy, doom. I am looking at neither the wall nor the red bowl awash with intention, crushed berries, euphoria, that plush stain. It is a meditation. Color shakes itself from the canvas, the canvas from its wooden frame. The bowl is like a puncto from the corner of the room. It is aggressing. It attends.

Ellene Glenn Moore is a writer living in sunny South Florida. Her poetry has appeared in Best New Poets, Caliban, and Ninth Letter, among others, and her prose has appeared in Brevity, Fjords Review, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. Ellene earned her MFA in creative writing at Florida International University, where she held a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fellowship in Poetry. Her chapbook The Dark Edge of the Bluff is forthcoming from Green Writers Press. Find her at elleneglennmoore.com.