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Death Valley Pupflish

Considering that it has been around the longest, it’s probably about time that the very first issue of Drunken Boat makes its contribution to the Vintage Series int he form of a succinct, yet surprising bit of verse. Without further adieu, today’s post features “Death Valley Pupfish” (DB 1, Summer/Fall 2000), a poem by Jenny Factor.

“I wonder
how many eggs
lie waiting in places
the water never touches.”

Jenny Factor is the recipient of numerous awards and grants for her poetry. She currently teaches creative writing as one of the  core faculty of Antioch University in Los Angeles. Her poem collection, Unraveling at the Name (Copper Canyon Press), won a Hayden Carruth Award and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. be sure to check out her Poetry Foundation page here.

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Published Aug 21, 2014 - Comments Off on Vintage DB 17: Jenny Factor’s “Death Valley Pupfish,” DB 1

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