Alumnae Poets

Margaret Draft '13

Margaret Draft ’13

Margaret Draft holds an A.B. in English language and literature from Smith College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She has been awarded the Ethel Olin Corbin Prize and scholarships from The Frost Place for their Conference on Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Radar Poetry, Southern Humanities Review and on Poetry Daily. Her first collection of poetry is forthcoming from Four Way Books.

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A shot fired far away. You will soon carry downhill the heart.

Either you feel something or nothing watching the throat cut open—
the blood;

it is easy to remove. Unlike the eyes staring back. What you set free: you,
least of all.

This is why you never let your children name the cows.






Published in Southern Humanities Review, Vol 51.4, 2018