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The Department of the Interior

Poetry Eric Kocher

I’m not even sure I believe
in boundaries
but there’s all this evidence
of what goes on inside
seeping up
to the surface
like so much unwanted tar
I keep finding
myself stuck in
myself the means of my
becoming all too apparent
to everyone
at least once
thanks one of their  [...]

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Issue 19



Fall 2013


Eric Kocher’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2011, the Boston Review, Octopus, and elsewhere. He lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he recently served as writer-in-residence for the Hub City Writers Project.


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