For My Birthday, I Got You an Autogeography…


1.) It’s like being touched.

2.) You are the mother we’ve been waiting for.

3.) …amid the paper dolls we absent.


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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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  1. Jest, pun, and riddle lies in the poems buildup of what the narrator has; innocence, unusual dialogue, current events, and now the give back gift is an autogeographical as if it were an object of desire that exist; acceptance allows this translation. But things ar not always as they appear, nor or they other wise. So to bring me to where I am is to pick an unusual thing for love to be. This is love. And I love love. So thank you for the journey of maybe just being in the same room together during the dialogue, but more in the mind and in the brain. And autogeographical could be a spieces that gives ride to a flight.

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