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Meredith Stricker is the author of Our Animal (Omnidawn, 2016).

pleiades choreographic [excerpt]

The theme is forgiveness, the theme is justice
(deferred, delayed, obtained). The theme is rejoicing
alternating with suffering (watercourse, torrent)
Harrowing the fields. Beauty (bound to a thing, entangled)
Making compassion possible
The lyre, lyric (our thirst--ζιφοσ). To frighten away
(chase, reject). A thicket of reeds (δονακευς)
Kindling a fire
What moves through the human body
Before and after the discovery of electricity.

From Tenderness Shore by Meredith Stricker. Copyright © 2003 by Meredith Stricker. Reproduced with permission of Louisiana State University Press. All rights reserved.

From Tenderness Shore by Meredith Stricker. Copyright © 2003 by Meredith Stricker. Reproduced with permission of Louisiana State University Press. All rights reserved.

Meredith Stricker

Meredith Stricker is the author of Our Animal​ (Omnidawn, 2016).