Thursday, May 25, 2017

“What Does Your Seeing Want?" by Joan Houlihan

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May 25, 2017

What Does Your Seeing Want?

Joan Houlihan

About This Poem


"This poem is part of an elegiac book-length sequence called Shadow-feast. The poem enacts the thoughts of a caregiver in the presence of a terminal illness."
—Joan Houlihan


Joan Houlihan is the author of Shadow-feast, forthcoming in 2018 from Four Way Books. She teaches in Lesley University's low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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