Poet Showcase: Aubrie Cox

Name: Aubrie Cox
Location: Blue Mound, Illinois; currently living in Muncie, Indiana

Blog: Yay Words!

How do you know Cara? I “met” Cara through NaiHaiWriMo first, and then she started showing up on my blog and contributing to my challenges.

How long have you been writing poetry? I wrote a few poems in high school outside English class assignments. Otherwise, I was strictly a prose writer until I got to college. I went to university to write a novel, and came out writing the shortest form of poetry in existence. So to answer properly, about five years.

What kind of poetry do you write? Haiku and related forms (tanka, renku, haiga, etc).

Please share a poem:
harvest moon
rises above the branches
tea’s aftertaste

(bottle rockets 11.2)

blue ghost fireflies
the things
that define me

(Acorn #27)

sparrow shadows
on the porch—
she never just calls

(Modern Haiku 43.1)

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8 thoughts on “Poet Showcase: Aubrie Cox

  1. “I went to university to write a novel, and came out writing the shortest form of poetry in existence.” This gave me a good chuckle this morning!

    blue ghost fireflies
    the things
    that define me

    I’d love to know the story behind this beautiful piece, Aubrie.

    Marie Elena

    • Marie, I’m glad you appreciate it! I’ve always found it funny myself—life is funny like that.

      I don’t want to give away the whole story behind this, of course, but if you’re not familiar with them, “blue ghost fireflies” are a specific species of firefly (phausis reticulata) that are usually seen only in a specific region. While most fireflies flash, these hold a steady glow.

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