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28 October 2005 | Vol. 5, No. 3

The Week in Renovation: Friday

They tell you

that when you think

you can breathe,

you'll bury

what you draw.

Most trouble starts

near home,

they say,

where you think

you can breathe.

Talk to nine people

and you will hear nine

signs of a change

in the weather:


signals, the breaks,

good or bad,

that will follow.

They all say

that the last house

standing after

the twister

was later taken

by something

from within.

About the author:

Carolyn Guinzio's book West Pullman won the 2004 Bordighera Poetry Prize and will appear in a bilingual English/Italian edition this year. A new manuscript was one of ten finalists for the 2005 Del Sol Press Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Indiana Review, Luna, New American Writing, Octopus, Colorado Review, Willow Springs, and elsewhere. Carolyn has an MFA from Bard College and has received awards from the Illinois Arts Council, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Kentucky Arts Council among others.



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