‘Music needs silence / more than silence needs music.’ New poetry by Rae Armantrout.
‘how can all the pressures of surveillance / fail to describe me?’
Inside the house
‘the bell / was ringing from the chapel, they were there / expecting her.’
Drama Lessons for Young Girls
‘So the young girls, / cast as naughty young girls from the Acropolis, / left – / just with some things missing.’
‘Your dad told me to tell you / how good you look to him right now.’ Rae Armantrout revisits Shakespeare’s sonnet 3.
Reception and Openings
‘Because children suspect that objects conceal their powers and intentions, animators make an alarm clock run, screaming, in circles.’