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Kristen Orser

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in Buffalo, NY, The United States



the modernists and the Russians, sometimes the modernists Russians

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Kristen Orser is the author of Winter, Another Wall (blossombones); Folded Into Your Midwestern Thunderstorm (Greying Ghost Press); Wilted Things (Scantily Clad Press); Squint (Dancing Girl Press); and E AT I, illustrated by James Thomas Stevens (Wyrd Tree Press). She writes about culture, food, and drink in various places including, The Rumpus, and Poor Taste. She is certain about being uncertain and she might forget to return your phone calls.

Wallace Stevens: Poem-ing outside of the field

How does a creative sustain herself outside of a creative industry?

At this juncture, outside of academia and apart from writerly collaboration, Creeley’s “Thinking of Wallace Stevens” is tucked in my pocket.

The joy was always to know it was the joy, to make all acquiesce to one’s preeminent premise.

On the outside—more accurately—inside the cubicle, I count time in and time out. I count emails,

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Published on September 13, 2015 12:51
Average rating: 4.41 · 64 ratings · 5 reviews · 6 distinct works
Winter, Another Wall

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Wilted Things

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Folded Into Your Midwestern...

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With Lorraine All Day

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Caketrain Issue 06

3.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2008
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Why outdated science books, Kristen?

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