Acknowledgements & Notes
“Déjà Vu” and “Ministry” appeared in Jai-Alai Magazine.
“You Refused to Leave,” “The Starvation Artist Puts her Mouth to Heaven,” and “Ruinous & Jettison You” were published by Cutbank.
“The Future Imperfect Club” appeared in Zymbol.
“Interrogation of the Blue Star” was published by Plenitude.
“?” appeared in American Literary Review.
“Containment & a Lack Thereof,” “Nude in Dead Forest,” and “What Is Left” were published by Tupelo’s 30/30 Project.
The title “These Atoms We Share” is a twist on Walt Whitman’s line “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”
The title “Nude in Decomposing Forest” is an alteration of Wynn Bullock’s “Nude in Dead Forest.”
“Universe in Reverse” appeared in Mead.
“I am the Medusa,” “Serpentarium or the Matrix of a Heart,” “Matrix of a Serpentarium or Heart,” “Dear Blue Comb,” “Heart Impaled,” and “Facts About Snakes & Hearts” won Radar Poetry’s first annual Coniston Prize, chosen by Mary Biddinger.
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Flower Conroy is the author of three chapbooks: Facts About Snakes & Hearts, winner of Heavy Feather Review’s Chapbook Contest; The Awful Suicidal Swans; and Escape to Nowhere. She is the winner of Radar Poetry’s first annual Coniston Prize and the Tennessee Williams Exhibit Poetry Contest, as well as a scholarship recipient of Bread Loaf, Squaw Valley, Napa Valley, and the Key West Literary Seminar. Her poetry has appeared in American Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Gargoyle, and others.