Originally from Wisconsin, Sara Joy Márquez is a writer, worker, and community activist. She holds a BA in English and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. Her poems have appeared in Impakter Magazine, The Grief Diaries, The Mississippi Review, and Amazon’s Day One journal.
Most of the town pronounces it “eye-rack”
like a gimmick display in the optometrist’s office.
Good Soldier’s Family, we learn to say it properly, roll back
the “r,” display that we’re no novices
with regards to current geopolitical affairs.