Sept/Oct 2021 • Vol. XLIII No. 5 |

A Knitted Femur

First evidence           that one who ought to have died first, of hunger                               of thirst                    in the jaws of something hungrier,           lived long enough to heal. Not pottery                                                   not crafted tool          but simply this far-from-simple    &n

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Linda Gregerson’s most recent book, Prodigal: New and Selected Poems, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015. She is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Michigan.

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