Friday, June 23, 2017

"Hours Days Years Unmoor Their Orbits" by Rachel Zucker

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June 23, 2017

Hours Days Years Unmoor Their Orbits

Rachel Zucker

About This Poem


"I wrote this poem for and about my oldest son when he was about nine years old and had decided to become a pescetarian after reading a book about the meatpacking industry. My son is now about to turn eighteen and will leave for college this summer. We are still dancing the beautiful, painful dance of mother-child separation and attachment, different steps, different haircuts, same love."
—Rachel Zucker


Rachel Zucker is the author of The Pedestrians (Wave Books, 2014). She lives in New York with her husband and three sons and is the host of the podcast Commonplace: Conversations with Poets (and Other People).


Poetry by Zucker


The Pedestrians

(Wave Books, 2014)

"The Map" by Marie Howe


"Thread" by Dan Chiasson


"Obscurity and Voyaging" by C. D. Wright


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