Lucile Burt reads her poem, "Neither Created Nor Destroyed."
Lucile Burt, a retired high school English and creative writing teacher, currently lives in Wellfleet MA. Her poems have appeared in various small press journals and in the anthology Teaching with Fire. Her chapbook Neither Created Nor Destroyed, in which this poem appears, won the 2012 Philbrick Poetry Prize from the Providence Athenaeum and was published in April 2012. The work of writing poetry, with its careful attention to sound and rhythm, is a kind of meditation that helps her see connections that might otherwise go unnoticed.