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Miranda Field

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Miranda Field

Miranda Field is the author of Swallow (Houghton-Mifflin, 2002). Her honors include the Discovery/The Nation Award and the Katherine Bakeless Nason Literary Publication Award. She lives in Manhattan and teaches at New York University and Barnard College.

by this poet

No mortal ever learns to go to sleep definitively.  No baby, animal or 
vegetable, intends to sink his vehicle in so soundless a lake.  In such
cloudy houses, shadows take the shape of something "put to sleep." Any 
oblivion is a field or maze a creature grazes in for private reasons. The 
edible flower taken