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February 13, 2018

A Pain That Is Not Private

Lara Mimosa Montes
Lara Mimosa Montes reads "A Pain That is Not Private."

About This Poem


“I was dreading going back to my teaching job. I don't use that word lightly: dread, but imagine teaching Amiri Baraka to mostly white students of a certain experience. It was something else. Fight or Flight. This was shortly before the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. So I opted for f/light.”
—Lara Mimosa Montes


Lara Mimosa Montes is the author of The Somnambulist (Horse Less Press, 2016). She is a senior editor at Triple Canopy. She was born in the Bronx and now lives in Minneapolis.

Poetry by Montes


The Somnambulist

(Horse Less Press, 2016)

"Passive Voice" by Laura Da’


"The Living Teaching" by Dana Levin


"Kafka’s Axe & Michael’s Vest" by Chen Chen


February Guest Editor: Dawn Lundy Martin


Thanks to Dawn Lundy Martin, author of Good Stock Strange Blood (Coffee House Press, 2017), who curated Poem-a-Day this month. Read more about Martin and our other guest editors for the year.

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