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Larissa Szporluk

Larissa Szporluk

Larissa Szporluk is the author of five books of poetry, most recently, Traffic with Macbeth, published by Tupelo Press in 2011. An associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Bowling Green Stae University, she has reeived grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Dinnerbird

We are so far inward
we no longer hear the snow.
Because the depths
must be revisited,
must know there are friends,
we send music-box daughter
a poisoned arrow
and wait for the hole
in her chest; hole after hole
in the grouse-sucked dark
of the bird-worm's home
where a table is set
for God knows what
alarms have blossomed.

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