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Betsy Brown

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Betsy Brown was born in 1963 and has received degrees from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Arizona. She is the author of Year of Morphines: Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2002), a winner of the National Poetry Series. She works in communications and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

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All the chairs and the long brown couch just lay 
down on the floor in a line and the thin 
curtains joined them, sort of on the side 
or fluttering down onto them and I watched 
thinking this is the kind of loneliness I 
should've known about and this is nonsense: I object. 
But the furniture line was so heavy