by Karen Sagstetter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635348675
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 03/15/2019
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Karen Sagstetter grew up in Texas and has published poetry and fiction in numerous literary journals, including Poet Lore, Shenandoah, and District Lines; two chapbooks of poetry; two nonfiction books; and The Thing with Willie, a collection of linked stories set largely in Galveston. She studied in Japan as a Fulbright journalist and has traveled in more than fifty countries. She was head of publications at the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries and editor of the series Asian Art and Culture; she also worked as a senior editor at the National Gallery of Art. She lives in Maryland.

Table of Contents


Now that you’re in a better mood 1

Afternoon at Arlington Cemetery 2

Heart Breaking 3

She Never Liked Communists 4

Soloist 5

Mexican Feast 6

Heartache 7

Sunrise over the Mall 8

Not a Harvest Moon 9

Spring Equinox 10

Summer Solstice 11

Breakfast at the City Wildlife Center 12

Someone 13

By the Potomac 14

New Year’s Eve in Colorado 15

In the Andes, the horses 16

Village Sketch, Nepal 17

Bay of Pigs, Cuba 18

Checkpoint at Del Rio 19

Alien Sacred 20

Peace House, Hiroshima 22


Antietam 27

Kansas 29

I pitched into sleep 30

The Quiet 31

I Love You 32

We grew up together 34

Night Shift on Death Row 35

Farm News, 1950 37

Morning in Rock Creek Park 38

Lying 39

The idea 40

Separation 41

Birthday 42

After you left 43

Grandmother Is Getting Tired 44

For Granddaddy 45

A Wide Street, New Orleans 46

In the Woods with My Father 47

Commotion on the Hot Pier 48

Summer Wedding 49

The first day of my life 50

I Tripped 51

Dinner Party 52

No Crying in Baseball 53

Martha Stewart Packs for Prison 54

Next Door, after the Snowstorm 55

The Bedroom 56

Pain 57

Campsite 58

The Last Day of My Life 59

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