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River Karner – Trying to Write . . .

River Karner has been teaching for almost 20 years.  Her academic interests include contemporary poetry and fiction, feminist, lesbian, and conflict resolution studies. Born in Indiana, at home in Maine, she lives in West Lafayette (IN).  Host Jenny Kander reads her poems “Trying to Write,” “At School,” and “You Get Me A Glass of Water.”

“You had already started on your way home/ when I was laying the snake down/ leaving death with a biting grass.” –River Karner from “The Ghost Snake.”

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