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History, Advice, and Other Half-Truths by Shana Youngdahl
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Nov 24, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: poems
Read in November, 2012

I hunt with one babe at my breast, / one burrowed in my belly all the way west (20)
There are so many ways to negotiate / darkness (26)
bring thread (39)
Holding onto the bedpost: / the fashion is to be pulled / tighter. (42)
the moment birds fly off the earth (51)
so we can remember how the sun is supposed to look at the end of the day, curving into a sink (58)
we are grafted / before the living and the dead (75)

poem as example / exercise on dual / complimentary poems running as one:
"Clara Wellington Places an Ad in the Western Papers" (18/19)

"Stella F Gatlin, Post-mistress: Wyoming Inmate #150 Charge: Stealing Articles of Value from US Mail" (34)

poem that will haunt me and therefore must be returned to, in case it stops:
"Faust Interferes With Our Family" (53)

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