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Jennifer L. Knox

Jennifer L. Knox was born in Lancaster, California's crystal meth capital of the nation, and home to Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart and the Space Shuttle. Her first book A Gringo Like Me is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press in 2005. Her work has appeared in the anthologies Best American Poetry (2003 and 1997), Great American Prose Poems: from Poe to Present. She is the co-curator of the Pete's Big Salmon poetry reading series in Brooklyn, NY.

Waiting with the Dead

Ten thousand people died last night in a Nicaraguan earthquake. That’s more than on the Titanic, but less than in the Civil War. If you lined up 10,000 dead people from head to toe, would the bodies stretch from Maine to Florida, or only from Maine to New Hampshire?


The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2023

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