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Elena Alexander

Elena Alexander is a poet and writer. Poems or prose appear in, e.g., BOMB, the Brooklyn Rail, Geometry Literary Journal, Hanging Loose, Rattapallax, and as of May, 2019, The Body in Language:An Anthology. Alexander’s poem, “How the Lurking,” was chosen to be made into a public poster (2001). She wrote and edited Footnotes: Six Choreographers Inscribe the Page(Routledge, 1998), and received Honorable Mention, The O. Henry Awards Prize Stories, Best of 1997.

Poems by Elena Alexander

The Elect You can't hear me whimper over thumps on your Bible the whumpety- whumps of a flat losing air quickly, quickly, we're going away where rubber meets sum down the road: fur; flesh. Blaring lights light dead eyes. Mouse. Turtle-deer. Some body's home- made child stitched up, to look almost real.

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Elena Alexander is a poet and writer. Poems or prose appear in, e.g., BOMB, the Brooklyn Rail, Geometry Literary Journal, Hanging Loose, Rattapallax, and as of May, 2019, The Body in Language:An Anthology. Alexander’s poem, “How the Lurking,” was chosen to be made into a public poster (2001). She wrote and edited Footnotes: Six Choreographers Inscribe the Page(Routledge, 1998), and received Honorable Mention, The O. Henry Awards Prize Stories, Best of 1997.

The Elect,
This Time Gone So Fine

You can’t hear me/whimper over thumps/on your Bible…

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2019

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