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From The Antioch Review, Summer 2013, Volume 71, Number 3


Kurt Olsson

Kurt Olsson


You decide

to give up forks.

It isn't much

of a concession.

You prefer spoons

better anyway.

More dependable,

less likely to


Forks you imagine

knocking at your door

late some night

tipsy and wanting

to sing all the old



you gave up

on knives ages go.

Kurt Olsson‘s first book, What Kills What Kills Us, Silverfish Review Press, won the Gerald Cable Book Award. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, FIELD, Poet Lore, Mid-American Review, and Poetry East.

© 2013 The Antioch Review