Summer 2023 • Vol. XLV No. 1 PoetryJune 12, 2023 |

After She Mispronounces My Name for the Fourth Time

The Kenyon Review · After She Mispronounces My Name For The Fourth Time 一段感情a period of feeling; a relationship A. the muscle on my cheek quivers so I wrench myself again into a semblance of a smile B. I laugh low into the microphone and, softly, begin to hum as if I were an engine or a witch —  C. I interrupt her. I remember her name, the same name shared by my sister, who, once, when we

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Carlina Duan is the author of two poetry collections, I Wore My Blackest Hair (Little A, 2017) and Alien Miss (University of Wisconsin Press, 2021). Her poems have been published in POETRY,, Poetry Daily, Narrative Magazine, and The Rumpus among other places. She is currently a PhD candidate in the University of Michigan’s Joint Program in English and Education, and serves as the poetry editor of Michigan Quarterly Review.

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