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Receiving Line Stanzas
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—after Xenophanes, frag. 21

For now the floor
                is clean;
the hands of all
                and the cups, clean—

A guest re-knots
                a ribbon,
another passes
a perfume
                sample ripped

                from a magazine;
the punch bowl
                stands full, and wine,
mild as the couriered–

                in arrangements,
is handed

in bottles that swear
                never to contain.

Emilia Phillips  

Emilia Phillips is the author of Signaletics (University of Akron Press, 2013) and two chapbooks. She has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, U.S. Poets in Mexico, and Vermont Studio Center. Her poetry appears in AGNI, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Northwest, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She serves as the prose editor of 32 Poems, on staff of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and as the 2013–2014 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.

Copyright © 2013 University of Wisconsin Board of Regents
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Emilia Phillips. "Receiving Line Stanzas." Cream City Review 37.2 (2013): 30-30. Project MUSE. Web. 20 Jan. 2014. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
Phillips, E.(2013). Receiving Line Stanzas. Cream City Review 37(2), 30. Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Retrieved January 20, 2014, from Project MUSE database.
Emilia Phillips. "Receiving Line Stanzas." Cream City Review 37, no. 2 (2013): 30-30. http://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed January 20, 2014).
T1 - Receiving Line Stanzas
A1 - Emilia Phillips
JF - Cream City Review
VL - 37
IS - 2
SP - 30
EP - 30
PY - 2013
PB - Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
SN - 2166-014x
UR - http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cream_city_review/v037/37.2.phillips01.html
N1 - Volume 37, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2013-2014
ER -


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