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Poetry and Conversation With Vievee Francis

Vievee reads poems from her book Horse In the Dark and discusses her family ties to West Texas and its influence in this collection of work.

Vievee Francis

Photo: Courtesy of the poet.

Writer Vievee Francis.

“Sugar from your palm? No. Give me your fingers.
Under this hair shirt steams the vocabulary
of flesh, crosshatched into meaning.

from Horse in the Dark

Vievee Francis, is the author of two books: Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University, 2006) and Horse in the Dark (Northwestern University Press, forthcoming 8/31/2012). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2010. She is currently an Associate Editor for Callaloo.

She reads the poems “Gun of Wishes,” “Amarillo,” “Ars Poetica,” and “Firmament of Glass.”

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