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Teresa Carson

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Teresa Carson is the author of The Congress of Human Oddities (Deerbrook Editions, 2015), My Crooked House (CavanKerry Press, 2014), and Elegy for the Floater (CavanKerry Press, 2008). She is the former associate publisher at CavanKerry Press, and lives in Union City, New Jersey.

by this poet

That October might have begun
pretty much like this one. Last night, 
first chilly night, we shut all the windows,
the cat curled between John's legs, I slept 
with a blanket over my head. At six a.m., wrapped 
in a sweater, I checked the newly dug 
beds of bulbs—tulips, your favorite—
and wondered if they, and