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Sandra Simonds

Sandra Simonds is the author of four published books of poetry: Steal It BackThe SonnetsMother Was a Tragic Girl, and Warsaw Bikini. Her fifth book, Further Problems with Pleasure, was the winner of the 2015 Akron Poetry Prize and will be out in February 2017. Her poems have been included in the Best American Poetry 2015 and 2014 and have appeared in many literary journals, including Poetry, American Poetry Review, Chicago ReviewGranta, PloughsharesFenceCourt Green, and Lana Turner. She is an assistant professor of English and Humanities at Thomas University.

festival Poetry

As if pleasure isn’t

           historical. As if our bodies

  are not

 tightened, thinned,

    or relaxed according to

dictators, bureaucrats, the inventors

                                                of trans fats.

Sandra Simonds

While the troubadours are known for their romantic attitudes, some poems reveal disturbing aggression towards women.

Sandra Simonds
Poetry
Sandra Simonds
Poetry
Sandra Simonds