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Katharine Coles

Katharine Coles wrote her fifth poetry collection, The Earth Is Not Flat (Red Hen, 2013), under the auspices of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. From 2006 to 2011, she served as the Poet Laureate of Utah. In 2009–10, she served as the inaugural director of the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute, and for 2012–13 she is a Guggenheim Foundation fellow.

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Terra Lab

Fall 2012 | Poetry

We are not allowed to take photographs.
Not allowed to tell you certain things
Or which things those are. The screens

Tattoo

Fall 2012 | Poetry

All the beautiful young men,
Muscles etched with birds and names
That would be long-forgotten