for John Benson
Binding up the seam along your shoulder, unbleeding
Sonya Taaffe has a confirmed addiction to myth, folklore, and dead languages. Her poem “Matlacihuatl’s Gift” shared first place for the 2003 Rhysling Award, and poems and short stories of hers have been been nominated for the Gaylactic Spectrum Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the Locus Award, shortlisted for the SLF Fountain Award, and honorably mentioned in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. A respectable amount of her short fiction and poetry can be found in Postcards from the Province of Hyphens and Singing Innocence and Experience from Prime Books. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Classics at Yale University.
“If Fallen Angels Dream of Flight” is dedicated to John Benson, whose dream it was.