Diane Ward's most recent book, Relation, was published by Roof in 1989. "Crossing" first appeared in an earlier version in BIG ALLIS edited by Melanie Neilson and Jessica Grim. It will appear in its entirety in Abacus #50 in the Spring of 1990.
Working Notes, Diane Ward:
This piece is one in a series entitled "Crossing." It is about bodies and what crosses between them, figures of speech (incongruity, jokes) using the body and its parts. It began and appeared originally as a short-lined poem in 3-line sections. Each 3-line "verse" has become a title for a section and has now opened to prose.