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Curtis Bauer

Curtis Bauer’s latest poetry collection is American Selfie (Barrow Street, 2019). He teaches creative writing and comparative literature at Texas Tech University and is the translations editor for the Common.


Mime Magnet

Summer 2020 | Poetry

I wonder. Yes, I’m looking up as I say this,
I wonder if I do have a superpower. Maybe
I have more than one aspect of attraction,
this knack for drawing others in close, almost
touching me.