Andrea Defoe

notes on Homecoming

This is how the dead season breathes, how the cold of winter seems to fuel itself off animal heat. Or maybe it's about the sadness a house feels in the absence of its people. Quite possibly, the writer has forgotten what she intended and can now attest only to the fact that the poem once belonged to her, before she turned it over to its reader.


Andrea Defoe lives with her family on the Red Cliff Indian Reservation in northern Wisconsin. She prefers to think of herself as being at least of few cats shy of crazy cat lady, but she's honestly not so sure. Her poems have appeared in various literary journals, most recently: Rattle, 32 Poems, New American Writing and Margie.