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Impossible Map Out Of The Basement

Yael Massen reads "View From the Clock Tower, Piazza del Campo," "Impossible Map Out Of The Basement," "Immobility Response," and "Acrostics (5): Speculum."

Yael Massen

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Yael Massen.

“I am very attentive to the arrangement of my poems on the page, and I am also very aware of the effect hearing a poem read without presence of the written text. I believe that form is an invisible architecture supporting and holding together content. Relevant to discussions of sexual assault, the poem’s listener is asked to believe the speaker and the existence of the form, despite a lack of access to physical evidence.” 
- 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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