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Martha Ronk
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Martha Ronk
Martha Ronk is the author of eleven books of poetry, including 2016’s Ocular Proof, poems in dialogue with photographs; and Transfer of Qualities, long-listed for the National Book Award, and an NPR notable book in 2013 (both Omnidawn). Her Vertigo (Coffee House), influenced by W. G. Sebald’s work of the same name, was selected for the 2007 National Poetry Series.

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Vol. 69
Being Bodies
Fall 2017
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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December 12, 2017
O moon my pin-up,
how I wish I were a woman frescoed

in a loose dress, pulled by the hair
to heaven. Or Titian’s voluptuous Virgin

rising above everyone who tries to touch her.
November 21, 2017
My neighbors convened a kangaroo court. The charge against me was stealing newspapers. I contended that after 9:00 am they were artifacts not news and were therefore fair game under international archaeological conventions.
October 31, 2017
Like you were always
waiting in line for something
just vaguely wanted. What makes us

more human than waiting.
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