June Story

A large part of June Story (and other poems) by Margaret Anne Ernst details the loss of a parent.  On the surface, that sounds like a simple enough proposition.  But in this chapbook, nothing is just “surface.”  The parent, in this case, is transgender, and the title poem is a touching exploration of her life, her development, her movement through the world.  

Margaret also explores the changed world one might have after losing a parent, as well as the “trapped” world that will seem familiar to many of us who lived through a global pandemic.  

From “Letter to Shame”:

“At fourteen, I hid my rage.
Instead, it went inside.
The truth?

I have wasted
so much time
on shame.”


Now available on the Titles page!