Teresa Cader

Teresa Cader is the author of three poetry collections, History of Hurricanes, The Paper Wasp, and Guests. She has been awarded the Norma Farber First Book Award, the Journal  /  Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize, the George Bogin Memorial Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bunting Institute, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the MacDowell Colony, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her poems have appeared in Slate, Poetry, Harvard Review, the Atlantic, and many other publications.

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from the archives of the United States Postal Museum

Tell me, someone, is it time
for James to arrive by Parcel Post from a mile away,
a mere fifteen cents of a boy, eight months old,
sent by his parents to stay with his grandmother