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Two Poems


Closing the Window

closing the window
is not what you thought
the light blows cold
painting the floor
black with stars



Black Air

black gusts
of sudden air
a cold breath
takes the lungs
takes the chill
close the door
when the room is dark


Sarah Plimpton, “Black Sky.” 2014. Oil on tyvek. Photo: Christopher Burke Studios.

Sarah Plimpton, “In Case you Ask,” 2014. Oil on tyvek. Photo: Christopher Burke Studios.

Sarah Plimpton, “All for Now,” 2014. Oil on tyvek. Photo: Christopher Burke Studios.


Sarah Plimpton

SARAH PLIMPTON was born in New York City and divides her time between New York and France. She attended Smith College, Harvard Medical School, and Pratt Institute in Manhattan. She works in several media?oil painting, printmaking, and artists’ books?and is also a poet. Three galleries show her work on a regular basis: June Kelly in New York, Ute Barth in Zurich, and the Ober Gallery in Connecticut. She has published two book of poems: L’Autre Soleil (bi-lingual edition), The Every Day; and a novel: Hurry Along. Her poems have been published in the Denver Quarterly, the New York Review of Books, Po&sie, and the Paris Review. Her artists’ books are in such public collections as The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The New York Public Library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2014

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