October 31, 2017 orangeq2017

Critic

I was so anxious about your
reading my poems
I was thinking of that time at
the Roethke symposium you
said you were walking
around with this
terrible case of ennui like
it was something you could catch
from sleeping with the wrong
poet and me just
wanting to tickle your ass
I was afraid you were going
to comment but you didn’t
have time to think about that
did you when you were
corroding my mouth it was perfect

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Victoria Le received her poetic education from the University of Michigan and Brown University, where she earned her MFA. She is interested in the ways empiricism and revelation interact with manifested life. Her poems and translations have appeared in publications such as White Whale Review and Transference. She is currently raising a son, a husband, and three cats in Tallahassee, Florida, where she teaches writing to inmates.

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