Karin Gottshall grew up in Michigan. She earned a BA at Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA at Vermont College. Her first poetry collection, Crocus (2007), won the Poets Out Loud Prize and was published by Fordham University Press. Her poems introduce beautifully strange yet familiar worlds. She lives in Vermont and teaches at Middlebury College.
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Sometimes I say I’m going to meet my sister at the café—
even though I have no sister—just because it’s such
a beautiful thing to say. I’ve always thought so, ever since
I read a novel in which two sisters were...