Molly Brodak

Molly Brodak published a full-length collection of poetry, A Little Middle of the Night (University of Iowa Press, 2010); a memoir, Bandit: A Daughter’s Memoir (Grove Atlantic, 2016); and three chapbooks of poetry. Her most recent collection, The Cipher, won the 2019 Pleiades Press Editors Prize. Before her death in 2020, she taught writing and literature at numerous institutions, including Emory University, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Georgia College and State University. An accomplished baker and recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Brodak’s poems appeared in such publications as Granta, Guernica, and Poetry.


Day (with an annotation by Blake Butler)

[an excerpt from our Winter 2020 issue]   x.   A rhombus turning  in a mind. Fire without a body, eating: air into air. Looking without a body. Sun up.     x.   Reminder of a body, thinking is. An angle regarding itself. A window concentrating space, an optical  trick     x.   […]

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