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Sidney Wade

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Sidney Wade

Sidney Wade is the author of Straits and Narrows (Persea Books, 2013). She teaches at the University of Florida and lives in Gainesville Florida.

by this poet

poem

makes
the air

quiver
and dart

the throat
ache

to call
makes

the heart
cheer

the ear
keen

to the sheer
glorious

windfall
of oriole

veery
vireo

poem

We’re searching
for the single

yellow-headed
blackbird

we’ve heard
commingles

with thousands
of starlings

and brown-headed
cowbirds,

when the many-
headed body

arises
and undulates,

a sudden congress