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Joanna Klink’s most recent book of poems is Raptus. She teaches in the MFA program at the University of Montana. Her new book is forthcoming in 2015.
River. Riverline of moon.
Along the bank‚ crows dragging their wings‚
I would remain by night with you
who, having held me once, wrapped everything I knew
into my sleeping...
In Youna Kwak’s poems you can see traces of the writers she loves: the hallucinatory intensity of Sylvia Plath...
Youna Kwak, Joanna Klink
What better witness than this evening snow,
its steady blind quiet, its eventual
Comes to gather you from clocks and says be moon,
be progress. Gathers the bitter fact of
Joanna Klink is a love poet. Under the sign of the hanged man—le pendu—true-love comes to pass
How is it with you, that you do bend your eye on vacancy,
and with the incorporeal air hold
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