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This Threshold He Did Not Carry Her Across – Cindy Veach –

Evil spirits, in a last-ditch effort to curse the couple, hovered at the threshold, so the bride had to be lifted to ensure that the spirits couldn’t enter her body through the soles of her feet. —   Not literal this threshold, two parts wild animal— something to be wrangled with—one part … Read More...

“Bleeding the Hen” from the book Threshold

Here's another poem selected by author Joseph O. Legaspi. During my 2015 Fulbright fellowship in the Philippines, one of the professors at Silliman University, where I did my research in poetics, shared with me her vivid memory as a child witnessing her mother bleed a hen, in preparation for dinner. Her mother dipped her thumb in the bowl of … Read More...

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