Every time a bug
smacks bridge, cheek, or lid,
flies into my mouth,
I breathe a sigh of relief
[Modern Pastoral was first published in Issue 16 of Otis Nebula]
Moira Walsh, born in Michigan, is a freelance translator based in southern Germany. Her first collaborative poem (with Wilfried Schubert) was shortlisted for Magma and subsequently published in Denver Quarterly. Since 2020, her poetry has been picked up by over 30 editors in 6 countries. Moira was a Thomas Lux Scholar at the 2021 Palm Beach Poetry Festival and is the 2021 Anne-Marie Oomen Fellow at Poetry Forge.