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October 04, 2020


Such a vivid, evocative, gorgeous poem. Thank you for posting it!

I agree, and thank you.

great pick Terence, this poem highlights all that I love about Patricia's poetry, and all everybody should...

Thank you for suggesting her work to me.

"If I Were Rita Hayworth" is a remarkable collapsing of object and gaze, an intersectional rage against fatalistic and constricting notions of beauty. Thank you for writing it, Patricia, thank you for posting, Terence.

Thanks, Diane, for this insightful comment.

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