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Mg Roberts
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Born in Subic Bay, Philippines, Mg Roberts teaches in the San Francisco Bay area. She is an MFA graduate of New College of California, where strange tricks were added to her bag. Her work has appeared and or is forthcoming in Indefinite Space, Word For/Word, How2, KQED’s Writers’ Block, and Word Riot. Her second chapbook is forthcoming from Magenta Press. If she were not a poet she would be a snake handler, or maybe just a good speller.

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Vol. 73
Earth Elegies
Fall 2019
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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January 28, 2020
I worked for commission in a sterile room with many clocks. The product did not glimmer in the fluorescence, but it was as if it did, and better, like they’d found a way to remove the obligatory negative space of glimmering when the object floated in darkness.
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.
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