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Richard Greenfield

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Richard Greenfield

Richard Greenfield is the author of three collections of poetry, Subterranean (Omnidawn Publishing, 2018), Tracer (Omnidawn Publishing, 2009), and A Carnage in the Lovetrees (University of California Press, 2003). He teaches at New Mexico State University and lives in El Paso, Texas.

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Still turnstiles framed by a window           the red alders of Willapa Bay

                    [              Then, a red squirrel,
                                   my notation of it
                                   as if it were an upheaval
In the field of traumas come the base savannas--crosshairs tighten 
on the flaring pink of the evening.

Recognize the world. After the bit of blue, after a window opened 
to air and the portioned stereo of love and grandeur, after--

mother sews a fell-off button, heats a stew, sews at the factory,