heart? Confound me. I am speaking
for the clover. The grass. The green bosom
of field I long to love as the wind loves
the future woman I have yet to—
Chelsea Dingman is the author of the chapbook, What Bodies Have I Moved (Madhouse Press, 2018); her first book, Thaw, was chosen by Allison Joseph to win the National Poetry Series (University of Georgia Press, 2017). She has won The Southeast Review’s Gearhart Poetry Prize, Sycamore Review’s Wabash Prize, Water-stone Review’s Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize, and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s Creative Writing Award for Poetry. Her work is forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Redivider, and The Southern Review, among others.
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