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My daughter laughed
Katrin Talbot



My daughter laughed
                                              and said
                             she could only hear
                                                  her boots
                                            but couldn’t you hear
                                         it too?
                                         The prairie swelling,
                                             the dark and trembling crescendo in
                                                 the thawing earth
                                            as the bilateral state
                                                       begins to unfurl
                                             and I begin
                                          to remember
                                                       the shock value


© by Katrin Talbot.
Used with the author's permission.




Australian-born Katrin Talbot is a violist, photographer, and poet, whose collection noun’dverb was recently released from dancing girl press. Katrin's first collection of photos and poems, In Which Miss Mabelline Is Introduced to the Honorable Dr. Suzuki, was commissioned by the Suzuki Strings of Madison; she has two other chapbooks, including Freeze-Dried Love from Finishing Line Press, and St. Cecilia’s Daze, published by Parallel Press. A photo essay of Schubert’s Winterreise was published as a coffee table book and cd by the University of Wisconsin Press. Meanwhile, a song cycle based on her poetry will be premiered in Toronto later this year. Katrin was Poet-in-Residence for Sound Ensemble Wisconsin last season, was a finalist in 2009 for four national poetry prizes—one of which awarded enough prize money to fund a dairy queen run—and she has two Pushcart prize nominations sewn into her bomber jacket. 




Post New Comment:
Shoshauna Shy:
I want to see that bomber jacket, Katrin!
Posted 04/02/2015 08:52 PM
Loved the 'shock value of green'~ so original, so true! Sweet poem.
Posted 04/02/2015 12:20 PM
i love this poem, katrin.
Posted 04/02/2015 09:21 AM
so tender and so brief, that this...
Posted 04/02/2015 07:40 AM
Very fun. the end of winter and beginning of green.
Posted 04/01/2015 11:35 PM

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