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Kimberly Campanello

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Kimberly Campanello was born in Elkhart, Indiana, and now divides her time between Dublin and London. Her first full-length collection Consent was published by Doire Press in May 2013, and her chapbook Spinning Cities was published by Wurm Press in 2011. Her poems have appeared in magazines in the USA, Canada, the UK, and Ireland, including Abridged, The Cream City Review, Irish Left Review, nthposition, Tears in the Fence, The Penny Dreadful, and The Stinging Fly. She was recently appointed writer-in-residence at Kingston University.

Excerpts:

from Its Nature: V.

Nearly every writer alludes at some length to its loneliness and the sense of desolation hanging round its site, till they have impressed on it a character for seclusion that warps the clear understanding of its nature...

in situ
a holy well polluted
the steeple nodding to its fall
a reminder to observe silence, or caution in speech
found in a field with an iron dagger and skeletons of a man and a horse
women who’ve been exposing themselves for centuries
Epipactic latifolia, Listera ovate, Neottia Nidus-avis
the seventh on the north with its heels on its hideous head
in front of the water an array of tea cups
thickets of tombstones                               the action of smoke

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