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Patricia Lockwood

Patricia Lockwood’s poems have appeared in magazines such as American Letters & Commentary and Chelsea. She lives in Florida.


I. Or, the Anchorite Who is Dying By Degrees

Father Gravitational’s Wig Flies Off According to his laws, and floats according to them, and joins a flock of seagulls, and summers with them, slaty-backed, and winters with them, glaucous-winged, according to his laws. Father Gravitational [...]

II. Or, the Confessor Who Greens the Garden

Father Fibonacci Is Deafer By the Minute And longs for the cochlear curls of his youth, which stayed on the pillow one afternoon, but still he works; hearless, he kneels in the rows. Above the birds are ribs of umbrellas. Father Fibonacci grows [...]