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From the Desk of … Kelly Schirmann

This week I asked poet, musician, and visual artist Kelly Schirmann to share a picture and talk about one item on her desk.

a photograph of the desk of poet, musician, and visual artist Kelly Schirmann

For five months I’ve slept in the back of a truck, poaching the day-use spaces near ancient lakes or the fieldy backyards of friends or the beaches of smaller cities or the beach itself. I’ve been back eight days now, with a table & a bed, & eight days ago I cut this winter bouquet from my front yard. Rhododendron, & some small red berries, the ones my child knowledge says I’m not supposed to eat. I think it’s a gift for me, by me, or at least a reminder to be grateful. I am grateful for you, tiny poisonous winter berries. I am grateful for a place to hold all your eternal pieces in the same place. – Kelly Schirmann

Erin Dorney

Erin Dorney is the poetry editor for Third Point Press and lives in Minnesota. Follow her on Twitter at @edorney or learn more at www.erindorney.com.

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Erin Dorney

Erin Dorney is the poetry editor for Third Point Press and lives in Minnesota. Follow her on Twitter at @edorney or learn more at www.erindorney.com.

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