Oh Idea,
I try to by Jolly.
I love you
with my wooden sides.
My flapping
cardboard mast. Roll
my name along, please,
with your
bearings. Merrily
I’ll climb back
into the Metal Caul.
I fear we’ve


Cover of TLR's "Scenester" issueAmy McNamara’s novel Lovely, Dark, and Deep received the 2013 IRA Children’s and Young Adult’ Book Award. Her poems have appeared in The Drunk BoatVersal, and many other journals.

“Prayer” was originally published in Scenester (TLR).