Katharine Coles

Katharine Coles is the author of six collections of poems and two novels, Katharine Coles has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her work has been translated into German, Spanish, and Italian. The former Poet Laureate of Utah, she is a professor at the University of Utah.


Maybe the mummy lost his heart When it was alive, to a gaze Or a hand’s press soft Before it tightened, distraught. Or he was always heartless. Regardless, on screen We can see it’s fallen To pieces, chamber collapsed On …

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