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Barbara Tomash
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Barbara Tomash is the author of three books of poetry, Arboreal (Apogee 2014), Flying in Water (winner of the 2005 Winnow First Poetry Award), and The Secret of White (Spuyten Duyvil 2009). A portfolio of poems from PRE- is featured in the June 2014 issue of Verse. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, New American Writing, VOLT, OmniVerse, Witness, and elsewhere. She teaches at San Francisco State University.

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Vol. 71
A Cabinet of Curiosity
Fall 2018
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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March 19, 2019
Do this in memory of my mother

and of my mother’s mother

Here is this lacquered box (Fig. 100.5)           inlaid

with their blood
March 12, 2019
after collapsing at the plaza fountain in Turin Nietzsche gave up
coherent speech and stayed alive somewhere else for almost twelve years
his unmapped terrain resembled a canvas painted black in successive
luminous opacities of backlit abyss, if he turned on a television
this is what he saw, if he closed his eyes, if he looked out the window
again unshielded night
March 5, 2019
For once they all agreed, it would be the concert of the season, the return of the prodigy son. The Jerusalem music scene was in heat—survivors, empty seat fillers, remnants planted on their subscriptions, but from the neck up, in brainpans that went on ticking, still the strictest standards, the highest expectations.
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