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The Queen’s Queen

Poetry Karen Volkman

Or regality is the reigning
indemnity, this thread, as a silk strand
augments the meadow with its redness,
the dance proceeds, one clap, the sole stepper
a solarity, her “uncanny vulnerability”
as the player plays, the player’s player,
Amphitrite. “A will of multiplicity,
an ocean,” needs  [...]

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Issue 12



Winter 2011


Karen Volkman is the author of Crash’s Law (W.W. Norton & Company), Spar (University of Iowa Press), and Nomina (BOA Editions). She teaches at the University of Montana in Missoula. ​


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