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Holly Karapetkova

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Holly Karapetkova

Holly Karapetkova is the author of Towline (Cloudbank Books, 2016), winner of the Vern Rutsala Book Prize, and Words We Might One Day Say (Washington Writers' Publishing House, 2010). Also a children's book author, she teaches in the English department at Marymount University and lives in lives in Arlington, Virginia. 

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Like any mother I lived for my children. Bone of my bones, gave them my body as house, gave them my house as home. I was fruitful. I multiplied. Nothing was ever my own and I called this sacrifice, devotion. What I called them became their names. Some grew and some did not. Some were