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Rachel Edelman grew up in Memphis and has since gone nomadic, searching for the best places to witness humans’ interaction with the natural world. She’s lived in Western Massachusetts, Maine, and Colorado, and she is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of Washington-Seattle. Rachel’s essays, poems, and reviews are published or forthcoming in Painted Bride Quarterly, TYPO, The Rumpus, and other publications. She lives with her partner and their ginger tabby cat in the lovely Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.

Favorite poets: “I constantly return to Terrance Hayes, James Merrill, and Anne Carson. Right now I’m stuck on Bridgit Pegeen Kelly, Elisa Gabbert, and Eduardo C. Corral. Anyone with a myth or a memory has my ear.”


This poem was originally published in TYPO Magazine.

Read the full text of the poem here.