Poets & Writers

Emily Skillings

The Song Cave

I was never here. I’m not coming back. I’m at sea. —from “Crystal Radio”

This book is a collection of mostly discrete poems that I wrote in graduate school (a handful were written in the time before and after). I never set off to write it; I

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