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Emily Wall

Emily Wall is a poet and an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. She has been published in a wide variety of literary journals and has won several poetry prizes. Her second book of poems, Liveaboard was published in February of 2012. Her first book, Freshly Rooted came out in 2007. Both books are published by the Irish Press, Salmon Poetry.

Emily lives and writes in Juneau, Alaska.


 ►  Emily's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below.

Origami Micro-chapbook

Selected Poem(s)

With Reverence

 
 
Cover—'Mother & Child'
Three Ages of Woman
Gustav Klimt 1905
The Web
 
 

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I think of the artist
who puts down her brushes

or God on the seventh day when the last
bird is released into the singing air.

Then our work is to simply
watch the falling apart.

How can this be the best
way of things?  

I want it to be my turn
for a little longer.

To be the one whose belly
strangers want to touch

with reverence.


Emily Wall © 2013

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