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MK Chavez

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MK Chavez

MK Chavez is the author of Dear Animal, (Nomadic Press, 2017). She is a cofounder and curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges and codirector of the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She lives in Oakland, California.

by this poet

And those other females who managed to slip the collar
for a moment or two of life were branded “bad.”
 –Clarrisa Pinkola Estés, from Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

The secret nests in my marrow.

At the striptease I appear pirouette 
and prey.