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April 23, 2008 New York Public Library, Mulberry Branch From the Academy Audio Archive

About this poet

Julie Agoos is the author of Echo System (Sheep Meadow Press, 2015).

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Julie Agoos

Julie Agoos is the author of Echo System​ (Sheep Meadow Press, 2015).

by this poet

Someone put that basket under the dresser.
Chose to.  Bent.  Kicked it maybe.
Not the first time, it's spent
years there, unthought of; only some time out
Of exile chasing a life
in the sun.  The blond wood is well-stained
for all that.  It has held sandwiches, beer, a knife,
sunscreen and clippers.  Diapers.