On Normandy

By Suzanne Buffam b. 1972 Suzanne Buffam
Fate piles up
On the bloody Norman shore.
If you must swim there
Swim on your back.

Suzanne Buffam, "On Normandy" from The Irrationalist. Copyright © 2010 by Suzanne Buffam.  Reprinted by permission of Canarium Books.

Source: The Irrationalist (Canarium Books, 2010)

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Poet Suzanne Buffam b. 1972

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Subjects Social Commentaries, History & Politics, War & Conflict, Life Choices

Poetic Terms Aphorism

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Suzanne Buffam was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She earned an MA in English from Concordia University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her poetry collections include Past Imperfect (2005) and The Irrationalist (2010). She has received the CBC Literary Award for Poetry and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award.
 
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SUBJECT Social Commentaries, History & Politics, War & Conflict, Life Choices

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Poetic Terms Aphorism

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