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n. weariness with the same old issues . . . nothing left to do but spit them out and wander off to the backyard, ready to dig up some fresher pain you might have buried. . . .—Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
Devon Miller-Duggan has published poems in Rattle, Margie, Christianity and Literature, Gargoyle, Massachusetts Review, and Spillway. She teaches Poetry Writing at the University of Delaware. Her books include Pinning the Bird to the Wall, Alphabet Year, and The Slow Salute (Lithic Press Chapbook Competition Winner, 2018). She also directs the Poets’ Corner Reading Series, a joint project of the English Department of the Uiversity of Delaware and St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church in which poets read (mostly) their favorite poems by other poets—a cross between Poetry Outreach and Story Hour for grown-ups.
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