Cattle Egret

Mary Ann Dimand

Eye like a dime. You’d think
that white croquet mallet
of a bird patrolled
the empty golf course. Hunched.
Concupiscent. Then a leap
and it’s aloft, a slice
of notion wheeling unmoored.


Mary Ann Dimand was born in Southern Illinois where the Union North meets Confederate South, and the influence of this region is evident in her writing, technical editing, and even ministry. With an MA in economics from Carleton University, an MPhil from Yale University, and her MDiv in theology, Dimand’s multiple disciplines afford conceptual and poetic leverage. Some of her previous publication credits include: The History of Game Theory Volume I: From the Beginnings to 1945; The Foundations of Game Theory; and Women of Value: Feminist Essays on the History of Women in Economics, among others. Her work is forthcoming in The Birds We Piled Loosely, The Borfski Press, The Broken Plate, Mantis, Scarlet Leaf Review, and Slab.

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