And the Ghosts

By Graham Foust b. 1970 Graham Foust
they own everything

NOTES: This poem originally appeared in "Poetry Not Written for Children that Children Might Nevertheless Enjoy," by Lemony Snicket.

“And the ghosts” is reprinted by permission of the author.

Source: Poetry (September 2013).

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This poem originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of Poetry magazine

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 Graham  Foust

Biography

Poet Graham Foust was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and raised in Wisconsin. He earned his BA from Beloit College, MFA from George Mason University, and PhD from SUNY-Buffalo. Foust once noted that he is “generally uncomfortable with comfort in poetry,” and his work has received praise for its uncompromising, even dark, blend of humor, allusion, and metaphysical investigation. He is the author of several collections of poetry, . . .

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SUBJECT Mythology & Folklore, Ghosts & the Supernatural

POET’S REGION U.S., Western

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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