My Cross-Legged Monk

  • Jane Schapiro


A poem whose theme is anxiety and how language struggles but is ultimately inadequate in the face of mental illness.

Author Biography

Jane Schapiro
I am the author of two volumes of poetry, Tapping This Stone (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 1995) and Let The Wind Push Us Across (Antrim House 2017), and the nonfiction book Inside a Class Action: The Holocaust and the Swiss Banks (University of Wisconsin, 2003). My chapbook Mrs. Cave’s House won the 2012 Sow’s Ear Poetry Chapbook competition. My poems have appeared in The American Scholar, The Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, among others.
How to Cite
Schapiro, J. (2019). My Cross-Legged Monk. Ars Medica, 14(2). Retrieved from