KWH Pick of the Week: “The Accidental” by Gina Franco, Chosen by Jeremy Doebert

Posted on December 3, 2012

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Knox Writers’ House Contributor’s Pick of the Week 12/3/2012

The Accidental by Gina Franco in Galesburg, IL

Chosen by Jeremy Doebert in Lemont, IL who says:

Because living out in the suburbs among ghosts, it is a gift to listen
to these familiar and unfamiliar voices reading such work that moves
us. Because you can listen to a kind of poet radio in your own
kitchen. Because you can sometimes hear a sound of trains, a sound of
students in the hallway, their voices muffled and passing through.
Because you can hear this poem, the sibilant harmonies shaped
alongside refoldings of phrase, in repetition and variation the
transformative images unwinding and ready to wound us.  Because,
listen.

Galesburg

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