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“Private Collection,” by Shelley Wong

By Amanda Moore
“Private Collection” by Shelley Wong perfectly captures the experience of museum-going. Standing in a museum gallery, our speaker sifts back through other galleries, thoughts, and experiences as a woman and as a partner, a private (re)collection of sorts.
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Poetry

Poetry Sunday: “Hum,” by Cintia Santana

By Rebecca Foust
Narrative poems move time forward; lyric poems often try to capture the experience of a single moment in time, and reading “Hum”—especially aloud—presents the brief but unforgettable experience of getting buzzed by a hummingbird.
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Poetry

Ordinary Psalms
by Julia B. Levine

By Rebecca Foust
A major theme in 'Ordinary Psalms' is the speaker’s incipient loss of sight, a condition with rich metaphorical possibilities for the blindness of humanity in the abstract and also more concretely in recent American political cycles.
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