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a woman has entered my soon-to-be-completed page

of paragraphs shaped like Nefertiti’s face | spaces fill quickly |

lips become visible for a moment & then like a planet

on its astral stem | her head turns full circle into something else

 

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Post image by Tim Lenz via Flickr

About the Author:

Portrait - BrittonIain Britton’s poems have been published nationally and internationally or are forthcoming in Long Poem Magazine, Stand, Clinic, Litter Magazine (UK) Free Verse, Harvard Review (US) Cyphers (Ireland) Upstairs at Duroc (Fr), Meniscus (Aust). Since 2008, I’ve had five collections of poems published, mainly in the UK. A new collection of poems photosynthesis was published by Kilmog Press, NZ, 2014.

 

I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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