An excerpt from alum Mary-Sherman Willis’s (poetry, ’05) new book Graffiti Calculus appears at Beltway:
In my Cold War duck-and-cover American girlhood, in the bulls eye
of Washingtons nuclear radius,
under a blue sky etched in contrails and filled by day with keening
air emergency sirens, in brick-walled
Horace Mann Elementary, Mrs. Wilson drew her chalk across the board.
Let AB be a line segment with midpoint M.
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