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.

Still, the Living

eye in tree, but not
spring lamb half horned
lipstick, cherry jam

daubed in corner


Laurie Posner works on issues of social and economic inequity and inclusion. She attended the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College and served as a National Urban Fellow in San Antonio, Texas. Her poems can be found in the Santa Ana River ReviewRockland Litthe museum of americana; the Squaw Valley Review; and Black Earth Institute’s 30 Days Hath September. Posner lives in Oakland, where she practices standard ballroom waltz and quickstep in the LGBTQ community, realizes dance really is a metaphor, and hopes someday to write about it.

Alive in our Hiding

because you