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Katie Willingham

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Katie Willingham

Katie Willingham is the author of Unlikely Designs, forthcoming in September 2017 from the University of Chicago Press. She teaches at the University of Michigan and lives in Ann Arbor.

by this poet


To begin with the end, what the rain
          did not uncover. A teacup overflows,
we call it a spill; a riverbed overflows, we
          call it a flood, what it is to be

swept away. Great is the power of steady
          misrepresentation, writes Darwin. I like