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Carol Moldaw

Carol Moldaw’s seventh book of poetry, Go Figure (Four Way, 2024) is forthcoming. Her most recent book is Beauty Refracted (Four Way, 2018), and her work has been published in American Poetry Review, the New York Review of Books, and Poetry


The Busker

The puppeteer darted in and had his black cloth strung waist-high,
pole to pole across the Métro car, before the doors even closed.
We were standing to the front of the carriage but a bit behind him
and could see only his right side, where a tattered tricorn-hatted Punch,