Private Party - Heather Christle

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Private Party - Heather Christle


Chapbook. Foil-stamped cover.
Publication date: March, 2013

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At this private party you’re the guest of honor and in your honor there are feathers, a shadow box, a caravan green, pink minds, nice bodies, crumb cake, realistic flowers, actual flowers, fake flowers and letters.  This party will make you lucky.

From Private Party:

Private Party

I got pumped about
the crumb cake
when I saw it
on the table
describing the doily
it suggested
but did not yet
in real life

Heather Christle is the author of What Is Amazing (Wesleyan University Press, 2012), The Difficult Farm (Octopus Books, 2009), and The Trees The Trees (Octopus Books, 2011), which won the 2012 Believer Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in publications including Boston ReviewGulf CoastThe New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, and has also taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Emory University, where she was the 2009-2011 Poetry Writing Fellow. She is the Web Editor for jubilat, the coordinator of the Royal Society of Hadley for Improving Natural Knowledge at Flying Object, and frequently a writer in residence at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. A native of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, she lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.