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ER 11

Yael Massen reads "ER 11," "Acrostics (3): Emergency," "Acrostics (2): Survivor," "The Palio Returns," and "Sabra."


Photo: KOMU PHOTOS/ Eric Staszczak (flickr)

Emergency room.

“My current manuscript of poems directly addresses sexual violence. As someone who has experienced this violence firsthand, I have decided to use my experiences and recovery in a constructive way. I channel my activism through writing and volunteering with organizations such as Middle Way House, an essential resource for people who have experienced interpersonal violence in Southern Indiana.”
- Yael Massen

Yael Massen is an MFA Candidate in Poetry at Indiana University. Her work can be found within the pages and URLs of Colorado Review, The Journal, and DIAGRAM. She is the inaugural winner of the Kraft-Kinsey Award from the Kinsey Institute, and recipient of the 2016 Vera Meyer Strube Academy of American Poets Award.

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