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Jacqueline Osherow

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Jacqueline Osherow is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Ultimatum from Paradise (Louisiana State University Press, 2014), Whitethorn (Louisiana State University Press, 2011), and The Hoopoe's Crown (BOA Editions, 2005). She is the recipient of the Witter Bynner Prize, as well as fellowships from Guggenheim Foundation, Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Utah.

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My sixteenth
egret from
the window
of this train,
white against
the marshes'
shocking green
Long Island
Sound from
Kingston down
to Mystic against
the shoreline's
erratic discipline:
the egret so
still, the colors