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Maryann Corbett

Maryann Corbett lives in Saint Paul and spent thirty-five years working for the Minnesota Legislature. She’s the author of four books of poetry, most recently Street View. A fifth book, In Code, is due out in 2020. Her work appears in journals including the Dark Horse, Literary Matters, and Literary Imagination, and in anthologies including The Best American Poetry 2018.

Granite Countertop

Old stone, broken to domesticity,
I bend above you, slicing the dull bread
of days, while you are stuff of monuments,
matter of altars and memorials