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From Post Moxie By Julia Story

Post Moxie, a book length poem in three main sections, won the 2009 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry.

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"Do they not have those dogs anymore? The neighbors with the toy dogs. The new season meant they'd yip when I walked by, exploding out their tiny door like cannoned rats." from Post Moxie

Julia Story received her MFA from Indiana University in 2004. Her poetry was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Octopus, Ploughshares, Sentence, The Iowa Review, and other magazines. Post Moxie, a book length poem in three main sections, won the 2009 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry and was published by Sarabande Books.

Today’s stanzas are from the section titled “The Above Song.”

Writer interview
Click here to read an interview with Julia Story about Post Moxie on Sarabande’s website.

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