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Cecily Parks
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Cecily Parks
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Cecily Parks is the author of the poetry collections Field Folly Snow (University of Georgia), a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award, and O’Nights (Alice James), winner of the Kinereth Gensler Prize. She is the editor of The Echoing Green: Poems of Fields, Meadows, and Grasses (Everyman’s). Her writing about the night in nineteenth-century literature has been featured on the podcast Nocturne and is forthcoming in the anthology 21 | 19: Contemporary Poets in the Nineteenth-Century Archive (Milkweed). The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, she teaches in the MFA Program at Texas State University.

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Vol. 72
Nocturnals
Spring 2019
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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June 11, 2019
“I wanted ours to be a perfect
union,” he tells us at the table in the back, candle out.

“I wanted every desire to be balanced, exactly,
by generosity. And stasis to be a form

of flight. But I was yammering
in my sleep.
After Rosmarie Waldrop
June 4, 2019
Sometimes I see a transparent profile, shadow-self with its thready tendrils turning to face the absence of a face framed by the window opposite. Selflessness is a complicated structure in that it doesn’t exist. The speaker ever-hovers just outside the door, listening. She went whichaway, grinding her teeth to shadow.
May 28, 2019
I have in common with old window glass
a pleasant warping
of whatever forces through

In this sickly light the defanged
dogs slurp their sludges. I intone as taught
“Here no mystery is”
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