What Is It About a Dyke at Summer Camp?
When a girl Miss-Mary-Macks with you, it’s like you share a birthday for a full breathless sixty seconds.
twelve Twelve. You. Are. How. Are you twelve. How. How.
baby, Chrys, baby, missin’ you, wet dreams.
Baby. Missin’ you. Wet. at
Shira Erlichman is a poet, musician, and visual artist. She was born in Israel and immigrated to the US when she was six. Her poems explore recovery—of language, of home, of mind—and value the "scattered wholeness" of healing. She earned her BA at Hampshire College and has been awarded the James Merrill Fellowship by the Vermont Studio Center, the Visions of Wellbeing Focus Fellowship at AIR Serenbe, and a residency from the Millay Colony. Her debut poetry book is Odes to Lithium. She is also the author and illustrator of Be/Hold. She lives in Brooklyn where she teaches writing and creates.
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