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Robin Ekiss

Robin Ekiss is a former Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Kenyon Review, and Black Warrior Review.


Mozart’s Mother’s Bones

Every shadow carries its own, but is too dark to see it— as in the nautilus, each turn of light leads into darkness, or the hall outside her bedroom where we fought like children about the disposition of her possessions, anger envelops [...]

Vanitas Mundi

  To make perfume from an iris, you have to mash the roots but leave the petals intact, as in vanitas mundi, skeletons are made of fruit and flowers, not the dour bones. It’s this way with any form of pleading: please begins with plea [...]