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Carolyn Guinzio

Petrified Forest

Dark grayscale photo of a leaf laying on a piece of paper; holes in the leaf reveal bits and pieces of a poem

What Would You Give

Grayscale closeup photo of a holey leaf; handwritten text is visible through the holes


Black and white image of a disintegrating leaf with handwritten text showing through the holes

Meant to echo lacunae, fragments of text are partially legible, read through leaves, or the holes in leaves, and disintegrating into the (disintegrating) leaves.


Carolyn Guinzio is the winner of 2020 The Tenth Gate Poetry Prize for her collection A Vertigo Book. Earlier collections include Spoke & Dark (Red Hen, 2012), winner of the To The Lighthouse/A Room Of Her Own Prize, How Much Of What Falls Will Be Left When It Gets To The Ground? (Tolsun, 2018) and the visual poems Ozark Crows (Spuyten-Duyvil, 2018). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry and many other journals. Her short films have appeared at Poetry Film Live, Magma, Atticus Review, and have been screened at numerous festivals including the Cadence Festival, where she was a jury award winner.

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