The Sad Truth

Walnut Ontology

a poem for my mum across the Atlantic







Chloe Firetto-Toomey is of duel heritage, her mother English Sicilian, her father Irish American. She spent much of her childhood between her birthplace, Bristol, England and Miami, Fl. In 2001, she published her first collection of poems entitled, Beyond Gravity, (Loebertas Publishing 2001) Bristol, England. Chloe graduated in 2006 with a B.A in Creative Writing from the University of Surrey, London. She moved to Miami in 2008 to pursue poetry as a visual art and worked at the established Art Center, Miami Beach, where she produced and curated a word art exhibit, the Gift of the Present Moment, for Art Basel 2011. She is currently a Creative Writing MFA candidate at Florida International University with focus on poetry.