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Jena Osman
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Jena Osman
Jena Osman’s books of poems include Corporate Relations (Burning Deck), Public Figures (Wesleyan), The Network (Fence, National Poetry Series selection), An Essay in Asterisks (Roof), and The Character (Beacon, winner of the 1998 Barnard New Women Poets Prize). She cofounded and coedited the literary magazine Chain.

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Vol. 69
Being Bodies
Fall 2017
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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April 17, 2018
There was a socket in the wall my mother told me not to touch. The wire innards of the plug spilled out of the unguarded hole. The wires looked like black spaghetti.
April 10, 2018
“And you say they’ve been here how long?”

     “We don’t know exactly. Our estimate is a month, approximately. It’s difficult to be sure, we don’t keep tabs on our employees, so it could well be longer, a month and a few days, perhaps.”
April 3, 2018
Cold hole in my right pant
through which
                        grass’s eyelash brushes my calf,
                                                                
flirty infinite    
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