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Jo Sarzotti

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Jo Sarzotti is the author of Mother Desert (Graywolf Press 2012).  She directs the Liberal Arts Department at The Juilliard School and lives in New York City.

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The past lies in the brine
                            Of equatorial water,
Parchment-folded,
Black ink veining where the quill paused.

Rich doldrums
                            Full of gold
Where Spanish sailors
                            Threw the Queen’s horses,
Palomino