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Dutch East India Company By Melissa Rhoades

Rhoades also reads her poems "Beginning," "Meditation on tossing a bag of pre-grated cheddar in your shopping cart," and a tanka poem [Wildfires keep burning].

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Photo: Vincent Steenberg (wiki commons)

The Noord-Nieuwland in Table Bay, 1762. (Anonymous, oil on canvas)

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.” –Carl Jung

Melissa Rhoades earned a Masters in Cultural Studies from Birmingham University, England, and an MFA in Poetry from Eastern Washington University. Her poems have been published in Redactions, Nerve Cowboy, Coal City Review, and other journals. Her poem “Dutch East India Company” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2003.

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