Coyotes

Coyotes at night,
even here, cannot forget
the ends of the earth,

coming back with news
of what it might mean to go
hysterically mad,

unless that’s the sound
of what it’s like to end up
never coming back.

John Foy

John Foy

John Foy’s third book of poems, It Is What It Is, won the 2021 Donald Justice Poetry Prize and will be out early next year from Autumn House Press. His second book, Night Vision, won the New Criterion Poetry Prize and was published by St. Augustine’s Press in 2016. It was also a finalist for the 2018 Poets’ Prize. His poems have been included in the Swallow Anthology of New American Poets, The Raintown Review Anthology, and Rabbit Ears, an anthology of poems about TV, and they have appeared widely in journals and online. He lives and works in New York.
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John Foy’s third book of poems, It Is What It Is, won the 2021 Donald Justice Poetry Prize and will be out early next year from Autumn House Press. His second book, Night Vision, won the New Criterion Poetry Prize and was published by St. Augustine’s Press in 2016. It was also a finalist for the 2018 Poets’ Prize. His poems have been included in the Swallow Anthology of New American Poets, The Raintown Review Anthology, and Rabbit Ears, an anthology of poems about TV, and they have appeared widely in journals and online. He lives and works in New York.