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Alessandra Lynch

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Alessandra Lynch

Alessandra Lynch is the author of three books of poetry, including Daylily Called It a Dangerous Moment (Alice James Books, 2017). She serves as poet-in-residence at Butler University and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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after Gerald Stern

The insect was yellow with crumpled-black banded legs
        and shellacked back that would outlast us
        and wistful eyes from what I could discern on that trail
                between fields,
and we laid him out in the open air under a sky fast-blue

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