The Poetry Distillery is an online literary journal established in 2018 publishing poems sown at the Poetry Barn, a Hudson Valley library and literary center.

Sage Green

is the taste of artichoke

the feeling of Fall.

Somehow it's your shoulder    its dryness
at the sound of my quiet   wet tears.

It's the hard rind of an old wooden chair
                                   under my sits bones.

The knock of ice under winter boots
during a long walk.

It's the damp fresh ground after rain
when I have time to notice 

that it has rained
and it has stopped.


—Ana C.H. Silva

Ana C. H. Silva lives in East Harlem, NYC and Olive, NY. Her poems are in Podium, Rogue Agent, The Mom Egg Review, the nth position, Snow Monkey, Chronogram, StepAway Magazine, Anemone Sidecar, Between the Lines, and Shantih Journal. Ana created Olive Couplets, an Olive, NY community-based poetry work, and Lines in the Woods, an outdoor, interactive poetry installation at the CHHS in Rosendale, NY. Ana curates the MER online Gallery. She won the inaugural Rachel Wetzsteon Memorial PoetryPrize at the 92nd St. Y Unterberg Poetry Center. 


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