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Kerri Webster

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Kerri Webster is the author of three poetry collections: The Trailhead (Wesleyan University Press, 2018), Grand & Arsenal (University of Iowa Press, 2012), and We Do Not Eat Our Hearts Alone (University of Georgia Press, 2005). She teaches at Boise State University.

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"In Antigua I am famous. I am bathed in jasmine
and pressed with warm stones."

—Carnival Cruise ad in the New Yorker

In Albuquerque, on the other hand, I am infamous; children
throw stones and the elderly whisper behind their hands.
In Juneau, I