This week on Poetry Sunday, Margot Wizansky reads her poem, "Before There Were Women."
Margot Wizansky lives in Brookline and Mattapoisett, Mass. She has recently retired from a long career developing housing for people with autism, intellectual, and other challenges. Her poems have appeared in many journals, such as Poetry East, Lumina, Tar River Review, Inkwell, Quarterly West, Potomac Review, American Literary Review, and several anthologies. She edited Mercy of Tides: Poems for a Beach House, 2003, and Rough Places Plain: Poems of the Mountains, 2006. In 2008, she won the Writers@Work Poetry Fellowship, and in 2010, the Patricia Dobler Prize from Carlow University to study in Ireland. She transcribed Don’t Look Them In The Eye: Love, Life, and Jim Crow, the oral history of Emerson Stamps, now 92, grandson of slaves, sharecroppers’ son, in his words and her poems.