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Clare Rossini

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Clare Rossini

Clare Rossini is the author of three poetry books, including her latest Lingo (University of Akron Press, 2006). The Poetry of Capital, an anthology she co-edited with Benjamin Grossberg, will be published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2019. She currently serves as Artist-in-Residence in the English Department at Trinity College teaching creative writing courses and directing an arts outreach program. She lives in Hartford, Connecticut.

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To pick a tulip from the garden, the red one. To put it on the desk
In the small blue vase, here. No,
Here.

To incline toward it then, as if the flower could teach me something
Of its art.        Of my own art.
When did we forget we were knit