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Karen Rigby

Karen Rigby

Karen Rigby is the author of Chinoiserie (Ahsahta Press, 2012). She is a literature fellow for the 2007 National Endowment for the Arts, and her poems have been published in The London Magazine, Banshee, Field, Bennington Review, and other journals. She lives in Arizona.

'Tangelo', a new poem by Karen Rigby

June–July 2019, no. 412 23 May 2019
Who doesn’t love the portmanteaufor tangerine and pomelo, or more like angel,tango, words for wilderness, how I like planting you (reader)in the thick of it. Also knownas honeybell, the peel lifting off like a capelet, the poem a long pathfor getting at the flesh: its obdurate slickness.A tangelo’s not a metaphor for anything, which is why I loveits simple divisions. The pith a laceworkor d ... (read more)