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Rachel Richardson

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Rachel Richardson

Rachel Richardson is the author of two books of poems, most recently Hundred-Year Wave (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2016). She codirects the community writing center Left Margin LIT in Berkeley, California.

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If there’s one true thing, it’s that 
Google will make money off us no matter what. 
If we want to know 
what percentage of America is white 
(as it seems we do) 
what percentage of the population is gay 
(as it seems we do) 
what percentage of the earth is water: 
the engine is ready for our desire. 
The urgent
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