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Danielle Vogel

It began before I could speak, when speech was a thing that happened to me.

from the book Edges & Fray / Wesleyan University Press
Kimiko Hahn
In the Father's shadowy hoard pillows belch feathers across mattress and floors: what was an oriental rug, now a carpet of scat, gone-astray socks...
Alejandra Pizarnik (translated from the Spanish by Cecilia Rossi)
my heart opens the window life here I am
Lucille Clifton
may the tide that is entering even now the lip of our understanding carry you out beyond the face of fear
Kiki Petrosino
...In my student's poem, the house stands for womanhood, pain coiled in the drywall.

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