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Room for Something Unwieldy by Christine Robbins

Room for Something Unwieldy by Christine Robbins

Christine Robbins writes about her poem "Wake." You can read "Wake" in Issue 42.1 of Cream City Review and by clicking here.                         * A few years ago, the poem was two stanzas and less than a page long, with a uniform left margin. It was titled “If...

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“An Excess of Grossness” by Emmy Newman

“An Excess of Grossness” by Emmy Newman

I never want to stop being interested in imagining what my phalanges look like under all this skin, how mushrooms grow in cow shit, what led sea cucumbers to vomit their intestines in self-defense, what brains look like under microscopes. I ask the reader to bodily identify with themselves in the end, with our own human grossness, and I ask them to recognize how amazing that is.

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