Alisa Dodge

Alisa Dodge completed her MFA at St. Mary’s College of California in 2014. She has been published in Squaw Valley Review, Isthmus Review, Eloquent Bastards, Cheese and Liquor, Temper. She was a finalist for the 2016 Trentham Words in Winter Contemporary Poetry competition and is the assistant editor for Rise Up Review. A long-time resident of Oakland, California, she now permanently resides in Melbourne where she takes any opportunity she can to traipse through the Australian bush.

Woman with Her Throat Cut

If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. Todd Akin While looking at the throat, bronzed and flayed: the ribs artichoke-winged, I feel neck-strung and silenced. Giacometti’s cork-screwed contortions too …

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