Poems and Texts

Theory by Kate Colby

Kate Colby & Liz Howard
Wednesday, September 25, 2019


The world is everything
in this case—bare limbs

before day, all gray,
parts and parcel of

their own pieces, see-
through or too small

not to see around.

I looked at the sun one time,
saw the vessels of my eyes.

Can’t see
why, just so

I don’t think
as far as I know.

Kate Colby

Kate Colby is author of seven books of poetry, including The Arrangements and I Mean, and a new book of critical poem-essays, Dream of the Trenches. She has received awards and fellowships from the Poetry Society of America, Rhode Island State Council for the Arts and Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room, and has poems and essays forthcoming in A Public Space, Chicago Review and La Vague. She grew up in Massachusetts and currently lives in Providence, where she sometimes teaches at Brown and is the book editor at Essay Press. 


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