Two from “House”
"House" is a long poem divided into small prose sections, which are individually untitled. These two sections originally appeared in jubilat. I began writing "House" in Iowa City under a cloud of homesickness, when I was looking for greater connections to my mostly Mormon ancestors. I was especially thinking about a childhood friend who'd recently died, with whom I'd grown up running around sagebrush fields like this one. This poem is a question with no answer. The video was shot near the shores of the Great Salt Lake, where I now live. It felt good to take "House" home.
Lindsey Webb's poetry and other writings have appeared or are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Chicago Review, jubilat, Vestiges, and Tammy, among others. A chapbook, 'House', is forthcoming from Ghost Proposal in 2020. She recently received a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Salt Lake City.