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Emily Pérez

Emily Pérez is the author of What Flies Want, winner of the Iowa Prize; House of Sugar, House of Stone, and two chapbooks. She co-edited the forthcoming anthology The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood. A CantoMundo fellow and Ledbury Emerging Critic, her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Copper Nickel, Fairy Tale Review, and Poetry. She teaches in Denver, where she lives with her family.

Mar/Apr 2022

Orientation

By Emily Pérez

Here is the pile for love.Here is the pile for money. Here is the velvet-lined casketfor crystals for treats for business. At a party it is pleasant to knowsome people. […]