Campus Units

English

Document Type

Creative Writing

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

Manchester Writing Competition 2013: the Short-listed Poetry Finalists

Abstract

a penny a quarter a button a paperclip

safety pins, closed and open

most ingested while changing diapers

In two shadow boxes, Dr. James Downing displayed the objects

he'd extracted from patients' food and air passages

between 1929 and 1956...

Comments

Originally published as “Things Not to Put in Your Mouth.” 2013 Manchester Poetry Prize. Short-List Finalist. Manchester School of Writing, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK. 18 Oct. 2013. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Debra Marquart

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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