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Worth is the Wrong Word

by Lisa Ciccarello

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Taidgh Lynch I thoroughly enjoyed this audio poetry chapbook in its entirety. Emotive, rich, captivating language. Wonderful to be able to hear it all too. Listen! Favorite track: At night, the dark has a sound.
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The job 02:01
Prologue 00:29


Lisa Ciccarello is the author of six chapbooks, including the recent & if I die, make me how you are (The New Megaphone). Her poems have appeared in Handsome, Tin House, Denver Quarterly, PEN Poetry Series, Poor Claudia & Corduroy Mtn., among others. She’s the poetry editor at draft: The Journal of Process.

Previous publication acknowledgments:

"Now is the time to say yes..." is forthcoming from Corduroy Mtn.
"Worth is the wrong word" at Pinwheel
"The job" at Handsome
"When I said some people were hopeless..." at Dark Sky
"I only thought of the farm" is forthcoming from the Volta
"Did I say you would be safe in the light" at Big Bell
"At night, the dark has a sound" at SpringGun

Thank you to everyone who comes here & listens to this.
& to Kelly Schirmann & Danniel Schoonebeek for their encouragement & patience.
& to Steve Leathers for lending me his equipment for weeks.
& to the editors of the journals where these poems appeared/will appear.
& to everyone who makes poetry possible & worthwhile.


released April 1, 2014


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