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Traci Brimhall

Traci Brimhall is the author of Our Lady of the Ruins (Norton, 2012), winner the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Rookery (SIU Press, 2010), winner of the Crab Orchard Series First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Slate, VQR, New England Review, and elsewhere. She is a doctoral candidate and King/Chávez/Parks Fellow at Western Michigan University.


The Hunger River

Summer 2012 | Poetry

It was named long before a man shot his horse for trying to follow him, but that’s all anyone remembers— not the trees undisturbed by mosquitoes or macaws, not the useless clarity of the water. Instead they recall the rubber baron who went ma [...]

The Lazarus Collector

Spring 2012 | Poetry

It wasn’t until I went to the leper colony to buy their coins that anyone knew about the poem carved in the tree. Each minted dime in my country touches hundreds of piggy banks, collection plates, lemonade stands in summer. Every bill replaces a [...]