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Justin Sherwood

Justin Sherwood is the author of the chapbook Low Theory (Seven Kitchens Press).

In Conversation

LAURA CRONK with Justin Sherwood

As I began to read Ghost Hour, taking pains to not over-identify with the poet on the page, who is and isn’t Cronk, I was thwarted at every turn. The book turns out to be, in large part, about the pull of identification. In the two poems called “Ancestry” (the second of which is published below), and more obliquely in other poems, Cronk considers her multiple identities, and how they position her in the world—as a poet, a mother, a white woman.

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The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2021

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