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Daneen Wardrop
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Daneen Wardrop is the author of two books of poetry, The Odds of Being and Cyclorama, with a third, Life as It, forthcoming later this year. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Poetry Society of America Robert H. Winner Award, and her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Southern Review, AGNI, Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She has also authored several books of literary history.

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Vol. 70
Sanctuary: The Preservation Issue
Spring 2018
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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August 21, 2018
The sidewalk tables are ruins
that we walk through, eager.
It has always been like this.
A sear with a varnish of butter
and fresh pepper. A swallow
of wine. A swallow.
August 14, 2018
The coffee from yesterday warmed up and left in the microwave, the late-December sky two hours before the sun comes up outside of smudgy windows. Sitting. The desk. The bed. The bed the desk. It’s funny the things we hold on to, for no particular reason, or no good reason.
July 31, 2018
Perhaps we should begin in extreme heat
              or intemperate ice,                  in salt solutions,   
              in drastic acid or radical alkaline,         in heavy metals
or in toxic waste—                    wherever life seems improbable