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Sally Rosen Kindred

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Sally Rosen Kindred

Sally Rosen Kindred is the author of the poetry collections Book of Asters (Mayapple Press, 2014) and No Eden (Mayapple Press, 2011), and as well as several chapbooks, including Says the Forest to the Girl (Porkbelly Press, 2018). The recipient of two Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, Kindred serves as a poetry editor for the Baltimore Review. She lives in Maryland.

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Believe a crown of kingfishers, their spines
tuned for ascent, their belted
feathers split

with blue light that scatters
as they loose the tree—
a crown, a wound, a consequence

of birds whose blue light rattles sky,
whose feathers, strung beneath our star,