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Karyna McGlynn

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Karyna McGlynn is the author of the poetry collections Hothouse (Sarabande Books, 2017) and I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl (Sarabande Books, 2009). She teaches in the Department of Literatures and Languages at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee. 

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room fills up with iced tea,   something gives: the sun peels from your window,  a sugared lemon,      whole,      flaming,     hanging there—You tell them they must: puncture your chest with a straw to suck all the empty out,   but because they say   love