L. Lamar Wilson

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L. Lamar Wilson

L. Lamar Wilson is the author of Sacrilegion (Carolina Wren Press, 2013), a finalist for the Thom Gunn Award. He teaches at the University of Alabama and in the Mississippi University for Women’s low-residency MFA program. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

by this poet

When you ask where I want it, the knife you’ve made of your tongue—so swollen
& hard it fills the empty spaces left by bicuspids, lost to excess of sweet, to child
Or adult play—I say nothing, only nudge your lips from the