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Erika Meitner

Erika Meitner is the author of six books of poems, including Useful Junk (BOA Editions, 2022) and Holy Moly Carry Me (BOA Editions, 2018), which was the winner of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is currently a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Spring 2006

Absence

By Erika Meitner

grows the heartopen:   balloon surgery inflated arterydistended implant stunning single breastcondom gone awry & batted around health classelastic vase bypass cloud seed, puffedmilkweed pod (your shivering lung-              fuls, exhausted lips).This magician […]