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KateLynn Hibbard

KateLynn Hibbard’s books are Sleeping Upside Down, Sweet Weight, and Simples, winner of the 2018 Howling Bird Press Poetry Prize.  Some journals where her poems have appeared include Barrow Street, Ars Medica, Nimrod, and Prairie Schooner. Editor of When We Become Weavers: Queer Female Poets on the Midwest Experience, she teaches at Minneapolis College, sings with One Voice Mixed Chorus, and lives with many pets and her spouse Jan in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Please visit for more information.


Last night

as the sky grew dark,

It looked like a river

flowing east

between the trees.


is as real

as the body,

and nothing as unreal

as the things

we tell ourselves

about death.

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