It was the last unrenovated building in Prenzlauer Berg, and all who came to inspect its weathering tiers fell (inwardly) to their knees in veneration. When she lay on her bed she could feel everything she’d used to look so ardently forward to fall behind her like old-growth redwoods thundering to the forest floor as the tree-huggers were escorted out of the woods in handcuffs on the back of a logging truck, supine like the lumber.
Über Donna StonecipherDonna Stonecipher grew up in Seattle and Tehran. She is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Transaction Histories (2018), which was named by The New York Times as one of the 10 best poetry books of 2018. She has also published one book of criticism, Prose Poetry and the City (2018). Her poems have been published in many journals and have been translated into seven languages. In 2018 she won a year-long writing grant from the Berlin Senate.
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