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American Life In Poetry


February 7, 2019

Liz Ahl was once a very talented graduate student in our creative writing program at The University of Nebraska, but she’s long since moved on to teach at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. The following villanelle is from her handsomely printed chapbook entitled A Thirst That’s Partly Mine, from Slapering Hol Press, in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Her most recent collection, Beating the Bounds, was published in 2017 by Hobblebush Books.

Aquarium, February

When ice outside makes daggers of the grass,

I come to where the tides of life still flow.

The water here still moves behind th...

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