Removing

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African Books Collective, 2010 - Poetry - 47 pages
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Melissa Butler lives in Cape Town and Pittsburgh, PA. In the US, she teaches kindergarten. In South Africa, she writes and works with pre schools in the Eastern Cape. She has a Masters degree in Curriculum Theory from Penn State University and a Masters degree in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. This is her first book of poetry.
 

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Contents

How things are
8
Leaving
10
From what I know about spiders
11
Thinking about edges
12
Defining distance
14
Not so much a lesson but
16
No honey
17
The depth of things
18
The name of foreigner
24
I think about things
26
Whimsy with dirty birds
27
If
28
Ritual lines
29
Sacred
31
What gathers slowly
32
Of searching
34

Urban safari
19
Cited
20
At a red light
21
Shame
22
Removed but still there
23
This
36
Hadeda geographies
38
Acknowledgements
48
Back cover
51
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