Christine Robbins received an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop.
Her poems have appeared in journals including The Georgia Review, Missouri Review online, New England Review, Poetry Northwest, and Willow Springs. She
was a 2017 finalist for the New England Review Emerging Writers Award.
About the poem:
The title for this poem came to me first, and that almost never happens! I’ve had
slowly progressive trouble with my speech for a few years now, and the idea of
poetic voice has taken on a new urgency for me.