Black Hunger: An Excerpt from Chelsea Bunn’s ‘Forgiveness’

Poetry by Chelsea Bunn


Saint Elizabeth

When we speak her name, we are
so quiet, the air around us distilled.


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To Excess

I swallow flames.
I vibrate


Last Call

I begged you not to let me go,
made you weep as if grieving
a loss on just your third day without me.

CHELSEA BUNN holds an MFA in Poetry and a BA in English from Hunter College. A two-time recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize, her poems appear in Best New Poets, Sooth Swarm Journal, Cover, and elsewhere. She serves as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing for Navajo Technical University.

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