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Sylvie Baumgartel

Sylvie Baumgartel has published two books of poetry: Song of Songs (FSG, 2019) and Pink (FSG, 2021). Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the Financial Times, Harvard Review, Subtropics, the Nation, and elsewhere. 



Fall 2022 | Poetry

True domination means 
That all of the desires & impulses 
Come from the submissive;


March 2, 2020 | Poetry

Pink is the Tuscan sunset. Pink
Are the Vietnamese monk pates
Bobbing under Piero’s True Cross.
Pink is plenty, pink is joy.


March 2, 2020 | Poetry

Women used to wean their babies
By painting their breasts black.
Hurricane clouds are black.
The Earth is weaning us.