7,000 Sparrows

by Duffie Taylor

Preview from "Jerusalem":

Duffie Taylor recently grad­u­ated from the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Before that she spent time with America Corps in Alaska, as a journalist in Virginia and Oregon, and she taught English for a year at the Kibiti Secondary School in Tanzania, returning to Tanzania in 2015 for intensive study in Kiswahili in a Fulbright Foundation supported program. Her work has appeared in both lit­er­ary journals and the anthologies, Best New Poets 2007 and Thirty, the cel­e­bra­tory col­lec­tion of work from the first three decades of the Mississippi Review. Forty pieces from her work-in-progress, “South: An Errant Geography,” won the Tupelo Quarterly Open Prize in 2015. She lives and works in Mobile, Alabama.

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