"There are small typewriters / that other people keep in their eyes / clicking away at all of our farewell parties" Wendy Xu writes in her poem "And Then It Was Less Bleak / Because We Said So" published in ILK. And she will write you a Reverse Fan Mail, especially for you, with the typewriters in her eyes, because she said so!
More great poems by Wendy full of rural states, forgiveness, the desert, horses and coyotes and many other varieties of livestock and wild animal, and varieties of incredible imagery can be found in Diagram and [PANK]. —And someday, maybe one full of you! (Get a Reverse Fan Mail! Support independent lit! Help us spread the word about authors like Wendy!)
Wendy Xu is the author of You Are Not Dead (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2013), and two chapbooks. Recently poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Gulf Coast, Black Warrior Review, The Volta, and elsewhere. She co-edits iO: A Journal of New American Poetry / iO Books, and lives in Western Massachusetts.
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