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Lee Upton’s most recent book of poetry is Bottle the Bottles the Bottles the Bottles. Her second collection of short stories, Visitations, appeared in August.
The dog violet, pressing a flat ear to the ground,
has news of great importance:
it is spring
and jealousy turns its blade again.
Erasure of hair
makes a white space-
like a leech examining
a spine for its
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