“Appetites,” a Poem by David Orr

From His Debut Collection Dangerous Household Items

December 21, 2018  By David Orr


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I store them just outside of town
In a barn I hold by dubious title.
They rest among abandoned tools
And shy, trespassing animals.


Dangerous Household ItemsFrom Dangerous Household Items. Used with permission of Copper Canyon Press. Copyright 2018 by David Orr.

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David Orr
David Orr
David Orr is the poetry columnist for the New York Times Book Review and Professor of Poetry and the Practice of Criticism at Rutgers University. He is the winner of the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle and the Editor's Prize for Reviewing from Poetry magazine. A native South Carolinian, Orr lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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