National Poetry Month Day 31: “loose strife” by Quan Barry


Here at The Rumpus, we’re never satisfied with the 30 days of National Poetry Month. We like to stretch it out a little.

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-Quan Barry

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Born in Saigon and raised on Boston’s north shore, Quan Barry is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she recently directed the MFA Program in Creative Writing. The author of three books published by the University of Pittsburgh Press (Asylum, Controvertibles, and Water Puppets), her work has appeared in such journals as the Georgia Review, the Kenyon Review, Ms., and the New Yorker. Among her awards are an NEA Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University.

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