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By Aimee Nezhukumatathil
There are some suits more difficult to remove:
I worked myself into a lather of sweat for a field
never went that far. Every hand that once reached
Something still pulls me to the ground and it's not
and place it on a microscope, the corolla will always fight
If you squint hard, you can see my actual teeth,
cheering for. There is always some cheer
Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three collections of poetry: "Lucky Fish" (2011), "At the Drive-in Volcano (2007); and "Miracel Fruit" (2003), all from Tupelo Press. She is an associate professor of English at State University of New York-Fredonia, where she teaches creative writing and environmental literature.
The video above was filmed at AWP's 2011 Conference & Bookfair in Washington, D.C. Special thanks to the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.
Camera and audio work by the NewsHour's Crispin Lopez and Kiran Moodley.
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