Poems: Claudia F. Saleeby Savage


Listen to the readings:

It’s a good feeling if everything is gone, everything is empty


We thought we could bird


Let me pick up my horn


More are welcome than can fit inside


Other people rush to symmetry’s saccharine pink lampshade


The witches stir sonic stew (and find that breath orbits the earth)



Claudia F. Saleeby Savage is part of the performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey. Her latest collection of poetry is Bruising Continents (Spuyten Duyvil) with recent work in BOMB, Denver Quarterly, Water-Stone Review, and Anomaly (the interview series “Witness the Hour: Arab American Poets Across the Diaspora”). She is a 2018-2021 Black Earth Institute Fellow and her collaboration, reductions, about motherhood and ephemerality with visual artist Jacklyn Brickman, is forthcoming in 2020. Her poetics are influenced by Alice Coltrane and long hikes in drippy forests. She lives with her husband and daughter in Portland, OR. www.claudiafsavage.com & www.thickinthethroathoney.com

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