December 1 st 2008
Appears in Winter 2008

Then let it be done, said
the girl to the blinding
visitor, according to
your word. What else
was she going to say
right hand held out
as if to
ward off a blow.
the Word became flesh,
for nine human months. And
with her still-childlike
uttered it.

Franz Wright
Franz Wright

Franz Wright's most recent works include Walking to Martha's Vineyard—which won the Pulitzer Prize for poetryGod's Silence, and Earlier Poems. He has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Fellowship, and the PEN/Voelcker Prize, among other honours.


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