[Realpoetik] REBECCA FARIVAR [Part Two]

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Sun Jan 16 15:04:22 PST 2011


The sky is so empty
like I’m told to be.

The problem is
I can’t sit still:

a child bored
by the beach.

And when I’m empty
I echo, and it hurts –

that’s something,
a thing:

one bird breaks
the whole sky.

*Rebecca Farivar*'s poems have been published in *Denver Quarterly*, *
Octopus*, *6X6*, *Parcel*, *cold-drill*, and elsewhere. Octopus Books will
publish her first full-length collection of poems in 2011 and her
chapbook *American
Lit* (Dancing Girl Press) is also due out this year. A California native,
she holds an MFA in poetry from St. Mary's College of California and
currently lives in Bonn, Germany.

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