Rachel Wetzsteon





Rachel Wetzsteon

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born
in New York, New York, The United States
November 25, 1967

gender
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Rachel Todd Wetzsteon (1967 - December 24/25?, 2009) was an American poet. Her work appeared in many publications including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New Republic, The Nation, and The Village Voice. She was poetry editor of The New Republic.

She took her own life on Christmas day or Eve, 2009.


Average rating: 4.16 · 3,682 ratings · 116 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
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“The park admits the wind,
the petals lift and scatter

like versions of myself I was on the verge
of becoming; and ten years on

and ten blocks down I still can’t tell
whether this dispersal resembles

a fist unclenching or waving goodbye.”
Rachel Wetzsteon, Sakura Park: Poems



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