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Eloisa Amezcua

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Eloisa Amezcua

Eloisa Amezcua is from Arizona. She is the author of From the Inside Quietly (Shelterbelt Press, 2018), which was selected by Ada Limón as the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize. A MacDowell fellow, she the founder of Costura Creative and the founding editor-in-chief of The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.

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after Bobby Chacon
 

I don’t care about the title
I’m in this for the money

I care about the title
I care about the money

I’m in this for the title
I don’t care about the money

I’m for the money I don’t care
I don’t care I’m

poem
            after Tyehimba Jess 

Freedom is what you can buy 
with a left jab & a right cross. 

You’ve got the uppercut of a champ.
On a sweaty August night, you watch 

Ramos v Ramos from the Olympic
on TV. You turn off the blaring AC, 

want to hear the fighters’ tssiiuu tssiiuu,
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