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Emily Bludworth de Barrios

WHO BEGAT THE EARTH? Who begat the earth?     I did.    I grew it three times in my belly. That isn’t true.     It is. It’s a metaphor.     I made three lives. Who begat the earth? […]

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  WE EACH OF US CARRY   We each of us carry the murder back with us into our houses apartments or townhomes There to unwrap it and inspect it To shake it gently, it makes no sound It is […]

Emily Bludworth de Barrios

  IT IS SAD   It is sad That your thoughts don’t mean much Like how a movie theater Projects colored lights into your head And afterwards In the bathroom Face to face with yourself over the sink That’s still […]

Emily Bludworth de Barrios

  “Be these omens from heaven or hell,”   Another bad type of emotion that remains below most silvery or polished feelings is a great envy, which has the wistfulness of a boat, or a fine day that occurred at […]

Emily Bludworth de Barrios

  “addressed herself to every saint in heaven, and inwardly implored their assistance.”   Of course it is known that some people never grow up. The stony need at the pit remains. Poor souls. To be bigger and older and […]

Emily Bludworth de Barrios

  “These scruples concurred to make the separation from her husband appear less dreadful”   Splendor, like a head with lines coming out. To desire one very radiant thing. I would like one thing to become clear, then another. Praise […]

C O N T R I B U T O R S

A BRIEF NOTE ON THE LIST The below is a partial list of poetry, fiction and non-fiction contributors to B O D Y since 2012. The authors are sorted alphabetically by first name. An author’s name appears more than once […]

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