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Emily Critchley

Emily Critchley is the author of thirteen poetry collections (with Boiler House, Barque, Intercapillary, Corrupt, Holdfire, Torque, Oystercatcher, Dusie, Bad and Arehouse presses) and a selected writing: Love/All That/& OK (Penned in the Margins, 2011). She teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Greenwich.

from Ten Thousand Things by Emily Critchley

The dog is a part of every human / experience. It is very happy on every one / of its limbs. It bites / does not bite / the hand that mocks it. / Besides which, leading a dog / to water means only one thing. River / ’s a mouth, the dog is endless. She cannot / change what she does not / see....

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The Triumph of Misogyny by Emily Critchley

The theatre was very crowded, very late. First you want them to / jack off to the sounds of yr own pleasure, then you decide yre in no / hurry for yr will to be so adhered to, so you guarantee beauty in / Some Other Place. From behind the curtain the director is shout~ / ing obscenities at the d...

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