Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday Poems: "My Sentence" -- by Dana Levin

—spring wind with its
             train of spoons,
kidney-bean shaped
             pools, Floridian
humus, cicadas with their
             electric appliance hum, cricket
pulse of dusk under
             the pixilate gold of the trees, fall’s
finish, snow’s white
             afterlife, death’s breath
finishing the monologue Phenomena, The Most Beautiful Girl you
             carved the word because you craved the world
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Dana Levin has published three books of poetry: Sky Burial (2011), Wedding Day (2005) and her first book, In the Surgical Theatre (1999), which won the APR/Honickman Award. She is the Russo Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico, and also teaches in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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