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Iman Mersal

Iman Mersal is the author of four collections of verse and three works of prose, including How to Mend: On Motherhood and Its Ghosts (Sternberg, 2019). Her recent poetry has been published in the Paris Review, the New York Review of Books, and the Nation, among others.

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Evil [private]

Fall 2020 | Poetry

I used to believe there was so much evil in the world,
and though I’m the gentlest of all my friends, I never saw a rose in a vase