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Catherine Barnett

Catherine Barnett is the author of two collections of poetry, Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced (Alice James, 2004) and The Game of Boxes (Graywolf, 2012). She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, and a Pushcart Prize. She works as an independent editor and teaches at Barnard, The New School, NYU, and Poets House.



Summer 2012 | Poetry

If only they wouldn’t leave us so alone.
At the fair, and farther out, in the arcades,
in arcadia—