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Poets

Darcie Dennigan

 

Darcie Dennigan is the author of Madame X and Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse. She's a Discovery/The Nation winner and recipient of awards from the Poetry Society of America and Rhode Island State Council of the Arts. She works as an assistant professor in residence at the University of Connecticut and is a cofounder of Frequency Writers, a Providence-based writing community.   


 Darcie's Origami micro-chapbook and selected poem are available below.


Origami Micro-chapbook

Selected Poem(s)

Tax Time

 

Cover art:  Statue of Liberty by Tommervik - http://tommervik.com/

Opening Lines

     What are days for…? Waking up… I wake up every day… in an SUV… in the driver’s seat… with a crying child on my lap… The child’s crying…Usually I can trace it… a child dressed in rubble post-earthquake… a child dressed in mosquitoes post-malaria outbreak… But yesterday…!  In the SUV…the child on my lap was perfectly… happy… We were parked at an intersection…I think it was New Jersey… the child was watching a woman… dressed in a Statue of Liberty costume… There’s my mother she said… as placidly as if she were licking a… lollipop… Usually… Usually the child in my lap is in dire… Usually…I must have been saying these things out loud… because the child was piping up… You shoe all-y… You shoe all-y… saying the word in parts, so that it sounded … like an ode to a shoe…


Darcie Dennigan © 2013


 

 

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