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Perennial by Kelly Forsythe

Perennial by Kelly Forsythe

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From Coffee House Press:

GIRLHOOD, SELFHOOD, AND THE FRAGILITY OF SAFETY IN TENDER POEMS THAT EXAMINE AND THEN MOURN MICRO- AND MACROSCOPIC VIOLENCE.

From “Periphery”:

Set back, growing dim,
it pulsed: a gray hour
of oxygen—could it be

mid-winter within
him? Shaking
out a muscle: we

are somewhere
averting. We are
backwards or in
a trance or in a
dioxide stargazing.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelly Forsythe’s work has been published in Black Warrior Review, The Literary Review, The Minnesota Review, and Columbia Poetry Review, among others. Forsythe was the director of publicity for Copper Canyon Press for over half a decade and is the founder of Phantom Books, an online literary journal and chapbook press. She teaches creative writing in the Jiménez-Porter Writers House at the University of Maryland and works at National Geographic.