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Community No. 72 – Abigail Carl-Klassen

Abigail Carl-Klassen

The Quiet Part, Loud

“In the beginning there were smoke-filled rooms. With men who shouted “wo-man” at their wives…”
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ruth weiss Foundation: 2021 Maverick Poet Award Finalist
August 2021

Three Poems

from “Common Knowledge”

I didn’t know clocks made sounds
until the first time I was home…” read more

The Roanoke Review
Summer 2019

Abigail Carl-Klassen is a writer, researcher, poet, educator, translator, and activist. Raised in the oil fields of the Permian Basin, she earned an MFA in Bilingual Creative Writing from the UT El Paso. Her work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Catapult, and Guernica, among others. The 2nd printing of her chapbook, Ain’t Country Like You, is forthcoming from Digging Press.

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