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Gail Gates >>

Brent Giesen >>

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Dawn Nissen >>

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Sally Reynolds >>

Donna Ronning >>

Kah Shepard >>

Kelly Taylor >>

Jonah Volheim >>

William Wells >>

Jake Wendlandt >>

S. A. Victory >>

Kate Young >>

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Kate Young



1962


House: on the edge of town

Beyond the house rests a chicken ranch
   With plenty of cage free chickens

Farther down the road is a pasture
   There lives a cow named Lucy and a horse named Beauty

Clear of the pasture is the woods
   Where forts are built and arrowheads are found

Frogs sing on the corner of Fourth and Broadway
   One song: this spring wetness



New Found Love

Dark sweater―

Shorn of fine curly flat hair―
Bottle green, veiled in wine

Its threads
Remind of sea grass, hair salt―

Exquisite, mislaid.
How large

How magnanimous
This body’s heart

Beats falteringly―
Under love’s blind burden.

What kind of body shapes such
A self

This well-upholstered couch
Out worn

Faded green felt, unveiled.
There hung the dark sweater

No hanger, just floated there in space,
Outer

Like a spacecraft, suspended.
Jumps out

Out from its sky black!
A beacon of fair warning,

Pinned to its ribbed cuff
Flickering

Bright bold letters: I FOUND SOMEBODY NEW!


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Kate Young is a graduate student at Metropolitan State currently enrolled in the Masters of Liberal Studies. Her studies included a Chapbook Workshop that introduced her to poetry. Later she completed an independent study on the writing of poetry.