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“How To Set The Dinner Table” By Alessandra Simmons

Writer Alessandra Simmons reads her poems "Shalom, A Kitchen," " December 29th," "How to Set the Dinner Table," and "The Grammophone Remembers 1943."

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Alessandra Simmons

“Here we are on the border . . .
between the imagination and memory.”
–Wallace Stevens

Alessandra Simmons is from Los Angeles. She’s currently the editor of Indiana Review. She’s been awarded Creative in Kathmandu, as well as the National Society of Arts and Letters Chapter Career Award. She’s been nominated for AWP Intro Awards in both nonfiction and poetry.

  • Jennylaper

    Loved “How to Set the Dinner Table” by Alessandra Simmons…so wonderfully earthy and sensuous…the ending was especially delightful to me…always preferring to eat with my fingers if at all possible!  Beautiful work, Alessandra!

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