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From Three Islands By Micah Ling

Ling reads poems from her first collection, which are written in the voice of Amelia Earhart.

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Amelia Earhart standing beside a plane, circa 1928.

I am convinced this will end well, / That it will not be too late, / That it will take place without witnesses.
-Wistawa Szymborska

Micah Ling completed her BA at DePauw University. She earned her MA in Literature and her MFA in poetry at Indiana University. Ling is currently teaching at Franklin College and in the MFA program at Butler University. Ling‘s first full- length collection, Three Islands, and her second, Sweetgrass, were both published by Sunnyoutside Press. She was one of three finalists for the 2010 Indiana Authors Award.

Ling reads from her first collection, Three Islands.  The poems are from the voice of Amelia Earhart and include “Thoughts on Myself,” “Fontenay, 1937,” “The Lure of Flying is the Lure of Beauty,” and “Twin-Engine Lockheed Electra.”

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