Poems by Mary-Grace Rusnak

Just wanted to share these poems from a good friend and classmate. She has a wonderfully poetic and honest voice, one that conveys truth with beauty.

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Mary-Grace is a senior at The College of William & Mary, pursuing a BS with majors in psychology and English.  She has studied poetry under Nancy Schoenberger, Henry Hart & Rick Alley, fiction with Lee Alexander & Bob Kunzinger and non-fiction with Tom Williams.  Previous poems, prose and essays have been published in Channel Marker, Winged Nation, Gallery, Bullet Quarterly, W&M Review Blog and The Nearest Poem Anthology.  Mary-Grace was also a finalist for the 2014 Goronwy Owen Prize for a Group of Poems and is currently a member of the poetry board of W&M Review, Psi Chi International Honor Society for Psychology and the Poetry Society of Virginia.

Red Stripes

Red stripes of peppermint creep stealthily up a candy cane only to hang their heads in shame because they know full well they’ll rot your teeth. Red racing stripes spin out across sugar cookies baked every year for mariners who can’t make it home…

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