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Through an Opening

Poetry Carl Phillips

It was as if they’d stepped into the head / of a wind god, / and gotten trapped there and, / within captivity, made a space they could / sometimes recognize.

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No. 08

No. 08


​Carl Phillips is the author of ten books of poems, including Speak Low (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.


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