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Jeanann Verlee

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Jeanann Verlee

Jeanann Verlee is the author of three books, including prey (Black Lawrence Press, 2018) and Racing Hummingbirds (Write Bloody Publishing, 2010). A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, she is a writer, editor, and performer. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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after a bottle of chianti
              Don’t mistake me, I’ve pondered this before.
              But tonight I’m serious.
              One bottle and the end is certain.
              Tomorrow: Lawyer. Boxes. Road map. More wine.

while walking the dog
              Paris won’t even
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