Nora Gould

How Poems Work: Nora Gould’s ‘While he waited for the school bus’

‘While he waited for the school bus’ is just one example of the extraordinary work that defines Nora Gould’s new book. Steadfastly observant, carefully detailed and with the capacity to twin trauma and beauty, Gould’s debut collection represents some of …

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While he waited for the school bus

The neighbour kid plugged a coyote, .22 long, roadkill deer for bait, a calf dead from pneumonia when that was gone. Twenty-five bucks for a frozen coyote, didn’t have to skin it. Russian thistle tumbled down the fenceline, caught, loose, …

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