Tiffany Carter

Come live in the greenhouse, 

my plant, my treasure, my humid breaths. 

With our roots leeching the soil of its nutrients announce:

Come live in the greenhouse!

Your floral lips remind me, I beseech your plows. 

The sun trapped in our chlorophyllic oaths:

Come. Live. In the green house, 

my plant. My treasure: my humid breaths. 


Tiffany Carter lives in the quiet town of Arkadelphia, Arkansas and teaches freshman composition at the local university. Her poems are influenced by her experiences passing as a straight white woman in the South, crafting, and dendrology. Tiffany's article on poet Frank Stanford can be found in the Arkansas Review: Journal of Delta Studies.