Thames – Molly Headley-Benkaci

November Sunset on the Thames, Kew – Lucien Pissarro
There is no love story here
      just remnants and rust -
Boats on Chelsea harbour
      coloured like salt-water taffy
The fog thick with Dickens.

About the Poet

Molly Headley-Benkaci received her B.F.A. from The California Institute of the Arts and her Master’s from the University of Oxford. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in “The Places We’ve Been; Field Reports From Travelers Under 35,” “A Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture” by Bloomsbury Press, Swamp Writing, Thai Airways magazine, Al Jazeera Stories, and Eunoia Review among others. Molly is the writer/editor of three fine art books in collaboration with the photographer Réhahn as well as the translator of six graphic novels by Glenat Editions. She’s a professor at Leonard de Vinci University in Paris.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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