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Diane Seuss

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Diane Seuss's second book, Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open (University of Massachusetts Press​, 2010), received the Juniper Prize for Poetry, and her third book, Four-Legged Girl, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2015. She is Writer-in-Residence at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.

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The grief, when I finally contacted it 
decades later, was black, tarry, hot,
like the yarrow-edged side roads 
we walked barefoot in the summer. 

Sometimes we’d come upon a toad 
flattened by a car tire, pressed into 
the softened pitch, its arms spread out