Back, Cover

By 
Elaine Corden

When I finish my first book,
I wonder who'll blurb the
unsubstantiated blows
my father landed
upside my head.
“An unforgettable voice
in fiction.”

elaine corden is a bio-nix woman, currently enrolled in UBC's MFA Creative Writing Program. When not not working on her first novel, she posts comics at https://medium.com/@elainecorden. This poem is published as part of the No Comment project.


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for play by Kayla Czaga
back, cover by Elaine Corden
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On Receiving Bad News by Mallory Tater
The Disappearing Woman by Leah Horlick
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Testimony, Part X by Anonymous
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Not Yet by Juliane Okot Bitek
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