It gives me great pleasure to introduce Stephanie Djock. Her work reminds me that interesting poetry is like an interesting woman . . . you always find a delightful surprise or two.
There is a message there,
Somewhere in the soft pink
folds of the peony—
Its up-turned princess skirt of
Hiding an army of ants.
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Stephanie Djock is a writer based in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and an ever-expanding orchid collection and garden. She is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Hamline University, with an emphasis on speculative fiction. During the day, she teaches English to immigrants and refugees and edits educational materials.