Body Want

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kathryn Kehoe (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Stuart Dischell

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to remove the liver, lift all three pounds of the smooth organ from our abdominal cavity, lay it out on a steel table, separate the four parts with our fingers, put our ears to the warm tissue, and palms to the chest to listen. We asked our bodies the following questions: How lonely will we be in the mouth? In the blood? In the heat? We argued that loneliness is a failure in wanting—wanting in the skin, in the muscle, in the bones. Our results were inconclusive; we found ourselves on the table shaking as struck birds.

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Language: English
Date: 2016
American poetry $y 21st century

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