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This poem was originally published in Cloud Pharmacy published by White Pine Press and with the e-book by Two Sylvias Press.

Susan Rich is the author of four collections of poetry, Cloud Pharmacy, a current finalist for the IndiFab Award, The Alchemist’s Kitchen, named a finalist for the Foreword Prize and the Washington State Book Award, Cures Include Travel, and The Cartographer’s Tongue winner of the PEN USA Award for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in journals that include: the Antioch Review, The Gettysburg Review and New England Review. Susan is the co-editor of The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Crossing Borders, a selection of essays on poets who travel published by McSweeney’s and the Poetry Foundation.


Favorite poets:

Diving Into the Wreck (again) by Adrienne Rich
The Complete Poems by Elizabeth Bishop
Misery Islands by January Gill O’Neil