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Claire Schwartz

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Claire Schwartz

Claire Schwartz is the author of bound (Button Poetry, 2018). She is a PhD candidate in African American studies, American studies, and women's, gender and sexuality studies at Yale University, and lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

by this poet

On TV, someone is selling the idea of buying
by way of a happy family by way of a cleaning product. 
I want—, I say. Then your mouth
on my mouth. Your mouth on my belly. And then. 

I was never good at being a girl. All those hands
made dirty work. Once, my grandmother
scooped the Tennessee soil, put it