Rain Flower
Jason Barry

A sweet April green
From Nanjing plucked before dawn.
Enough for one cup.

Jason Barry holds an MFA from Boston University and is pursuing further studies at St Anne's College, University of Oxford. His poems have appeared in The Cortland Review, 32 Poems, Barrow Street, Poetry Ireland Review, Bad Lilies, Crab Creek Review, Poet Lore, Thrush Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. His forthcoming chapbook, Fossil & Wing, won the 2023 Wil Mills Award at the West Chester University Poetry Center and his poem, “Metro-North,” was selected by Ada Limón to feature on The Slowdown, a podcast supported by the Poetry Foundation. He has been offered artist scholarships and grants from Poetry by the Sea, Boston University, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


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