Poems

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  • Therapon, III, 5 

    …you whose waters never breathe   whose
  • Of Silk and Missive & Between Tree and Rocket

    Did our adolescent lips heat once or more under one or many star falls between sands on a northern American
  • Learning to Play It Again

    While my daughter was learning Clementi —
  • Milkweed Lullaby and Radio Lullaby

    The days were endless,
  • The Plumber is Here

    The plumber is here
  • Two Fat Braids Crossed at the Crown

    Mishearing you holding out the gadget plug,
  • Memorial by Rigoberto Paredes translated from Spanish by Frances Simán

    return to the place where we left our life
  • Hostile Takeover

    Cheeks puffed, she’s looking up at a horizontal
  • SUNDAY LUNCH AT MOM’S COUSIN DINNIE’S: JUNE 1969 | “ELEGANT,” SHE SAID

    I hadn't yet recovered from a concussive first year teaching ninth-grade English
  • Coattails

    When I was eighteen, I wanted to write a screenplay based on my father’s life: from his birth in poverty, how his family gathered around one scant meal a day of potatoes and onions
  • Paper

    Damned if I’ll be the woman who collects mass produced throw pillows counts her
  • Nude with Pebbles

    Flowers fall.  And I noticed