Catherynne M. Valente

(5 May 1979 / Seattle, Washington)

Comments about Catherynne M. Valente

  • Marquis De Piro (4/28/2012 5:01:00 AM)

    She's clearly got it - perhaps I should not have used 'clearly'. I have often stopped half way through a poem, but not with Valente - she transmits the need to read on.

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Glass, Blood, And Ash


Please, silk-​​sister, do this thing for me.

I do not want to sit on that broad-​​backed horse,
or smell his skin, grassy and hot as boiled husks,
inside a shirt ropy with gold tassels and primogeniture.

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