Ethnic Arithmetic

Ethnic Arithmetic (2)-page-001

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This poem is meant to be read as a contrapuntal poem, meaning that it can be read three ways: the left side, the right side, and together. As in a musical composition, there are two distinct melodies and the third is compilation of the movement back and forth between the two resulting in a new harmonic relationship.

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Sara Burnett’s poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Poet Lore, The Cortland Review, PALABRA, and elsewhere. She is the author of the chapbook, Mother Tongue (Dancing Girl Press, 2018). She holds a MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland and a MA in English Literature from the University of Vermont. She is a recipient of Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholarships to support her writing.
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