Adrie Rose

From the Author: These two poems are part of a longer series about the invisible work of chronic illness, parenting, and the impossible tasks of both in the kyriarchy. They are also – always – about love.

Adrie Rose lives next to an orchard in western MA and is the editor of Nine Syllables Press. Her work has previously appeared in The Baltimore Review, Nimrod, The Night Heron Barks, and more. Her chapbook I Will Write a Love Poem was released in 2023 with Porkbelly Press, and her chapbook Rupture was released in 2024 with Gold Line Press. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2019 and 2023, a finalist for The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry in 2021, named a Highly Commended Poet for the International Gingko Prize in 2023, and won the 2023 Radar Coniston Prize. She won the Elizabeth Babcock Poetry Prize, the Ethel Olin Corbin Prize, and the Gertrude Posner Spencer Prize in 2021, and the Anne Bradstreet Prize, the Eleanor Cederstrom Prize, and the Mary Augusta Jordan Prize in 2022. Find her on Instagram @AdrieRose_