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Christina Olivares

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Christina Olivares received an MFA from CUNY Brooklyn College. She is the author of No Map of the Earth Includes Stars (Marsh Hawk Press, 2015), winner of the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press Book Prize. Olivares has received residencies and awards from the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Teachers and Writers, among others. She currently serves as a K-12 teacher and lives in the Bronx in New York City.

by this poet

              of you: small girl in a torn dress,

the dress is pink as a dream, a tongue, jacaranda-jeweled tree 
a fire beside. What 
is left behind is never 
left behind if we never 
             disown its