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by Sondra Upham

2000, 31 pages

Winner of the 2000 Sapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition.

"Naming It "

At midnight, a cry—
half cat-snarl,
half child-shriek.
To calm myself,
I name it—black-crowned night heron,
picture it, wandering
in the dark of another's sleep,
then static
in the marsh moonlight,
seconds before it tenses,
plunges its bill into placid water.

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Audio Sample:

As read by the author,
Sondra Upham


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Sondra Upham

Praise For

"Freight's poems spring up spare and clear, out of the thickness of experience. They trust the energy of each truly perceived moment to be radiant and poignant."

—Marie Ponsot

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