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KC Trommer’s poems have appeared in AGNI, The Antioch Review, Blackbird, MARGIE, Octopus, Poetry East, The Sycamore Review and other journals. A graduate of the MFA program at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, KC has been the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize, as well as fellowships from the Center for Book Arts, the New York Public Library, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Prague Summer Program. She lives in New York City with her husband, the writer Justin Courter, and their son. Her work can be accessed online at www.kctrommer.com.


 

 

 

 

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Stone fences lined the road to the art academy

in Lyme. The teacher unscrolled the butcher paper

 

                                                      on the floor, told me to lie down. I fanned my fingers

                                                   and spread my legs as a boy drew my outline in marker.

 

The ceiling was so far up, the cement floor cold against my back

and the smell of the room was the smell

 

                                                                    of drying acrylic. I stood up from the paper

                                                      and my body was an outline inside the sneaker prints

 

of the boy who had drawn me. The teacher handed me a pen,

said, Now, fill in the rest.

 

©2011 KC Trommer

 

 

 

 

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