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Irène Mathieu

Irène Mathieu is a pediatrician and writer, and the author of Grand Marronage (Switchback Books, 2019), orogeny (Trembling Pillow, 2017), and the galaxy of origins (dancing girl, 2014). Winner of the Bob Kaufman Book Prize, the Yemassee Journal Poetry Prize, and Editor’s Choice for the Gatewood Prize, her poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, Narrative Magazine, Boston Review, Southern Humanities Review, Los Angeles Review, Callaloo, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. Mathieu is on the editorial staff of Muzzle Magazine and the Journal of General Internal Medicine.



Winter 2020 | Poetry

to practice intense study. to research. to seek again. to require confirmation,
a proof. to believe.     to believe in knowing because it can be said
again and again. the proving of a theorem.    now the corollary: to have learned