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Martha Rhodes

Martha Rhodes is the author of five poetry collections, including The Thin Wall (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017). She teaches at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and Sarah Lawrence College. She is the director of the annual summer Conference on Poetry at the Frost Place in New Hampshire and is a founding editor and the director of Four Way Books in New York City, where she lives.  




Martha Rhodes
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By This Poet


The world, how

The world, how greenesses
pop up. I’d forgotten. To be

found millions of years later,
mountains of bones ground down.

The tiniest with the largest.
You rise to the top

from the Great Rift
to meet me again.