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"The New World" by Kelly Schirmann

Kelly Schirmann is a poet, musician, and ceramicist from Northern California. She is the author of two books of poetry and essays, Popular Music and The New World, as well as multiple chapbooks and collaborations. Her debut collection, Popular Music, was named among the Top Poetry of 2016 by Entropy Magazine and the Chicago Review of Books. She currently lives, works, and teaches in Western Montana, and at

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.
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