Plume by Randi Ward

We still don’t
what was
in the smoke,
but they tell us
to breathe

Randi Ward is a poet, translator, lyricist, and photographer from Belleville, West Virginia. She earned her MA in Cultural Studies from the University of the Faroe Islands and is a recipient of the American-Scandinavian Foundation's Nadia Christensen Prize. MadHat Press published Ward’s second full-length poetry collection, Whipstitches, in 2016. Her work has also been featured on Folk Radio UK, NPR, and PBS NewsHour

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