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Erica Dawson

Erica Dawson’s collection of poems, Big-Eyed Afraid, won the 2006 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Harvard Review, Barrow Street, Blackbird, Best American Poetry 2008, the latest edition of Poetry: A Pocket Anthology, and other journals and anthologies. She is Assistant Professor of English and Writing at The University of Tampa.


Ideation X

Spring 2012 | Poetry

(I) I’d give a fuck about the world outside If Tennessee and its American Holly swallowed me whole; (II) if Thuja Green Giants would grow to armies, thick in toothed Stinging nettle; (III) if banjoes reigned, string plucked By plectrum; (I [...]

God Girl

Spring 2006 | Poetry

  I was born (again?) two times: Christened first, then second dipped in a luke- Warm pool with Satan, I rebuke Thee, saved with pantomimes (Hand down, across) and breath Held in the ghost’s holy name before My family and crowd. Encore? Bear [...]