Kept in Mind

By Katharine Coles Katharine Coles
Hildegard believed
A woman’s brain drew

Heat to itself, drew seed
From a man all the way up

The spine’s long stair
The stake bracing the spine

Licking all the way orange,
Red, blue — shut it — 

And why not? My brain has been
Hungry all this time.

Source: Poetry (May 2014).

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This poem originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of Poetry magazine

May 2014
 Katharine  Coles

Biography

Poet, novelist, and editor Katharine Coles earned a BA at the University of Washington, an MA at the University of Houston, and a PhD at the University of Utah.
 
Coles is the author of several collections of poetry, including Fault (2008), Utah Book Award winner The Golden Years of the Fourth Dimension (2001), and The One Right Touch (1992). She is also the author of the novels Fire Season (2005) and The Measurable World . . .

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SUBJECT Living, The Mind, Social Commentaries, Gender & Sexuality

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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