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Pimone Triplett

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Pimone Triplett

Pimone Triplett’s most recent book is Supply Chain (University of Iowa Press, 2017). Her previous collections of poetry include, Rumor (Northwestern University Press, 2009), The Price of Light (Four Way Books, 2005), and Ruining the Picture (Northwestern University Press, 1998). She is a professor of creative writing at the University of Washington’s MFA program and lives in Seattle.

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Within reach of sex but not yet, I remember, a few stars 
          freckling the vacancies 
past the yard’s blown flood beams and father’s single 
          sycamore. Expert amateur, 
I thought myself, aged thirteen, rabid for facts and trying 
          to have a mind for 
what each light was. This I knew: