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Noah Blaustein

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Noah Blaustein received his MFA from the University of Massachusetts. He is the author of Flirt (University of New Mexico Press, 2013) and After Party, forthcoming from University of New Mexico Press in 2019. 

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The Hello Kitty piñata’s head
swings from the pepper tree—
a sweet decapitation. Glitter
across the rental table & pink
paper flowers wilt in the succulents.
This is the stale beer & cigarettes
of seven-year-olds. “My fluffy puppy
is so soft” still means “my fluffy
puppy is so soft.” I’m seducing
my wife