Tracy Gregory is an editor at Letter [r] Press, a micropress that publishes chapbooks, artist books, ephemera, and the literary journal Small Po[r]tions. Her work has appeared in Transfer Magazine (Issue 203). She is currently enrolled in the MFA Creative Writing and Poetics program at University of Washington Bothell.
The image in “For Mercy” is from the book Prints & Drawings – A Pictorial History by Gottfried Lindemann (Praeger Publications, 1970). The print within the image is “Profile Portrait of a (Bernese) Woman” by Niklaus Manuel Deutsch. The text is an erasure of William Carlos Williams’ poems “The Rose, Rhumba! Rhumba!” and “A Plea For Mercy.”