May/June 2016 • Vol. XXXVIII No. 3 Nature's Nature |

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What can I say?     The cannibal   Photuris firefly that        pounces          bites  then  sucks the blood     of the speciel other               for ill-tasting chemicals which it uses to protect itself from predators                     well, me, too—        I ingest her     to protect against her

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Kimiko Hahn
Kimiko Hahn’s tenth collection of poetry Foreign Bodies will be out in 2020. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation, Queens College, City University of New York.

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By Kimiko Hahn

What can I say?     The cannibal   Photuris firefly that        pounces          bites  then  sucks the blood     of the speciel other               for ill-tasting chemicals which it uses to protect itself […]

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By Kimiko Hahn

What can I say?     The cannibal   Photuris firefly that        pounces          bites  then  sucks the blood     of the speciel other               for ill-tasting chemicals which it uses to protect itself […]

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