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Published: Mon Apr 15 1991
Diego Isaias Hernández Méndez, Convertiendse en Characoteles / Sorcerers Changing into Their Animal Forms (detail), 2013, oil on canvas. Arte Maya Tz’utujil Collection.

He was a cold-hearted Saxon
whose sex was as busy as a farm
and left the room warm
with the scent of hounds

Believe me, he could have had it with anyone—
man or woman—but he wanted to be good

These are the dangerous ones

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Fanny Howe’s most recent poetry collection is Come and See (Graywolf Press, 2011), and in recent years Flood Editions has published two prose works, Economics and What Did I Do Wrong? In 2009 she won the Ruth Lily Lifetime Achievement Award for poetry. Her other works include The Lyrics (Graywolf Press, 2007) and The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation (Graywolf, 2009). (updated 4/2012)

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