The factory offered me
sawdust and a god I can’t
refute the actual body
is me and my baby and
no money in a long arc
My mother with prey in her
hands isn’t woman enough
for a boar his century of hair
is worth a thousand new teeth
if it catches in her machinery
is a collaboration between poets Allyson Paty and Danniel Schoonebeek.
’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Best New Poets 2012, jubilat
, Kenyon Review Online
, and elsewhere. She is co-founding editor of Singing Saw Press
, a fine art and poetry publisher.
Danniel Schoonebeek’s first book of poems, American Barricade, is out now from YesYes Books. A chapbook, Family Album, is also available from Poor Claudia. His work has appeared in Poetry, Tin House, Boston Review, Fence, BOMB, Indiana Review, Guernica, jubilat, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He writes a column on poetry for The American Reader, hosts the Hatchet Job reading series, and edits the PEN Poetry Series. In 2015, Poor Claudia will publish his second book, a travelogue called C’est la guerre.
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