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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. 73
Earth Elegies
Fall 2019
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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January 21, 2020
I have taken a blow to the head.

     Not one blow. Many blows. But one was worse than the others.

     And my larynx is not my own. My heart isn’t either. But I have a phantom larynx and a phantom heart.
January 14, 2020
We found the laptop in Cressey’s round room. It was black, thin, light as wood, and belonged to Dr. Marcus, the man who came on to me once, the one who smokes dope in the eaves, the philologist or psychologist. I can’t get these “terms” straight in my head anymore, what with these drugs they feed us. The afternoon pills, especially.
January 7, 2020
We turn the floodlights on the actors, extras in one of the world’s great short stories, surprising them mid-escapade, nocturnal animals caught playing dress up with our clothing, our fanciest possessions. Pearl choker on a possum, suit jacket on a raccoon. A skunk, a lynx, two tubby foxes moonlighting as twin nephews or as young men dating our daughters.
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