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Lisa Low

Lisa Low’s poems appear or are forthcoming in Boulevard, Colorado Review, Copper Nickel, The Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere, and her nonfiction won the 2020 Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize. She is currently a PhD candidate in the creative writing program at the University of Cincinnati and an assistant editor at The Cincinnati Review.

The day after my first beets

I marvel at my beet-stained pee. Called to the toilet,
you humor me, wowing along as I linger over the bowl.

I didn’t know, hadn’t eaten one until you— . . .

White Spaces

This is how to place you in the space in which to see
—Layli Long Soldier, “ ˇHe Sápa”
All day I move from one white space to another.

Today, ranked from whitest to least white: my classroom (as a teacher), my
classroom (as a student), my apartment, Kung Fu Tea. . . .