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Ryan Flaherty
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Biography
Ryan Flaherty’s poems and essays have appeared in journals such as Boston Review, Columbia, Denver Quarterly, BOMBlog, and The Winter Anthology. In 2013, his piece in Conjunctions:58, Riveted: The Obsession Issue was named a notable essay in Best American Essays. His first book of poems, What’s This, Bombardier? (Pleiades and LSU Press), won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Series and he has two chapbooks from Bateau Press and Small Fires Press.

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Vol. 73
Earth Elegies
Fall 2019
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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March 31, 2020
in the pharmacy of the child
one used a hopscotch stone
a jacket zipper one’s tongue
the sharper tongue of a friend
anything to get one’s soft skin back
March 17, 2020
1.

Because he could picture himself curled up on the shelf of the refrigerator between the bread and the light.

2.

Because he stared up at the sprinkler attachment and thought of it as a metal flower.
March 10, 2020
Mears takes your name. As soon as you say it, he speaks it in quick echo, and it is now his and no longer yours. We don’t know what he does with it or what it does for him, but we do know what happens to those he pilfers.