POEM Christine Hamm

NWR Issue 114

The Wolf's Den I & II

mothers like crowned skeletons
receiving radio transmissions
from four decades ago

at a party of plastic rubies and crystal
laughter from under the bed

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Christine Hamm has a PhD in American Poetics, and is an editor for Ping Pong Free Press. She is currently an MFA poetry student at Columbia University. Her poetry has been published in magazines including Orbis, Nat Brut, BODY, Poetry Midwest, Rattle and Dark Sky. She has been nominated five times for a Pushcart Prize, and she teaches English at Pace University in New York City. She has three books out; the latest, Echo Park, was published by Blazevox. The New Orleans Review published Christine's chapbook,
A is for Afterimage. Forthcoming from Ghostbird Press is an excerpt from her ongoing manuscript, ‘Notes on Wolves and Ruin’.


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