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Famous
poems by Kathleen Flenniken, ’88
University of Nebraska Press, 2006
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Flenniken, who holds a master's in civil engineering from the UW, received the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry from the University of Nebraska Press for this first collection.

He plants palm fronds in a sentence
and lets them blow a warm trade wind
from his lips. She feels the heat,

tucks in every verb and smoothes
her sentences, folds them as neatly
as linen napkins, accordion-pleats them

for a touch of style.

— From “Conversation with a Sensualist”



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