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Jessica Fisher

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Jessica Fisher

Jessica Fisher is the author of Inmost (Nightboat Books, 2012) and Frail-Craft (Yale University Press, 2007). She teaches at Williams College and lives in Western Massachusetts.


by this poet


Close your eyes he said and took my hand.
There was something he wanted to show me,
something I couldn’t see. Raised like a scar,
a seam running through the body, here
where the day went dark. I’d wanted to see
the limits of sight, to know where the painter
had found an edge,