New Books of Poetry: Lisa Stice- Uniform (Aldrich Press)

Lisa Stice received a BA in English literature from Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) and an MFA in creative writing and literary arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She taught high school for ten years and is now a military wife who lives in North Carolina with her husband, daughter and dog. You can find out more about her and her publications at: and  To PURCHASE 



be it enacted

as the President directs

a proper distribution of rank

a company

a detachment of order

be it further enacted

that all will pay

the subsistence

of flexibility at home

of birthdays and burials

be it further enacted

that Corps of Marines

respective dependants


from time to time

be it further enacted

the same oath

the same rules

established and employed

the same allowance

be it further enacted

into service

of who you are

and will be

in debt and contract

be it further enacted

by these actions

at any time liable

to duty in the garrisons

or on any shore

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