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Betsy Andrews

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Betsy Andrews

Betsy Andrews is the author of The Bottom (42 Miles Press, 2014) and New Jersey (University of Wisconsin Press, 2007). She is the editor-at-large of Organic Life magazine and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

by this poet


My father, lungs a-warble, spreads his arms on the nursing
      home bed,
swoops low over rough, unfamiliar terrain. The hospice nurse
      ticks off procedures.
My mother signs papers with her large, lush loops, so ravishing,
more ravishing than the chicken-scratch scrawl of my father’s