Winner of the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize
About the Author
Erin Adair-Hodges is visiting assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Toledo and is the co-creator and curator of the Bad Mouth Reading Series. Her poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, the Georgia Review, Boulevard, and Green Mountains Review, among other venues. Winner of the Loraine Williams Poetry Prize, she has also been a Bread Loaf Rona Jaffe scholar, and has received awards from the Rockland Residency and The Writer’s Hotel.
Table of ContentsContents Of Yalta I Afterbirth Abecedarian In the Black Forest Portrait of the Mother: 1985 The Last Judgment Rough Math Pantoum: For My Mother Everybody in the Car We Are Leaving without You On a Line Overheard in a Crowd of Middle School Cheerleaders The Jennifer Century I Would Have Listened to Rush Once I Was a Thimble but Now I Am a Bell Domestic Geography Nuestra Señora de Belén Girl, know your history. Consumption Wedding Polaroid ’75 Afterlife The Robin Tanka The High School Principal’s Daughter The Trap  Judy Chicago Twelve II I Am Twenty-One Lookback Neighborhood Watch American Idyll Natural History Ode to My Dishwasher Consume The New Year Vow My Son, the Night Light, the Dark Regeneration In a Dry County Near Forty The Mammogram III The Confessions Sonnet in XY A Murder of Librarians Pisces In Barstow Fallen Seeing Ex-Boyfriends Self-Portrait as Banshee Pilgrimage Triskelion Acknowledgments