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Stefi Weisburd

Stefi Weisburd is the author of two poetry collections, The Wind-Up Gods, which won the St. Lawrence Book Award, and Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet (for children). Her poems have appeared in APR, Poetry, The Paris Review, The Gettysburg Review and other journals and anthologies. She received the “Discovery”/The Nation prize in 2002 and a Lannan Foundation writing residency in 2009. She lives with her family in Albuquerque where she works as an outreach coordinator for science programs at the University of New Mexico.

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Self-Portrait as a Hand Weeding

Nutsedge, smutgrass, clover. Next to the knuckle, nicked and scratched, the wedding band convexes the face looking back. How much longer will this beauty of yours last? Like a brass rubbing, mud furrows the fine lines: On the palm, tra [...]

José Sanchez’s First Week in the Cell

A Spanish art historian has found evidence that suggests some Civil War jail cells were built like 3-D modern art paintings in order to torture prisoners. —BBC, January 27, 2003 Tilt the cot to make me spill, mortar the floor with rubble. You c [...]