by Patrice Boyer Claeys

Cento Sources: Shel Silverstein, Andrew Motion, Debra Nystrom, Dennis Saleh, D. A. Powell, Tomas Transtromer, Rosanna Warren, May Swenson, Fady Joudah, Ron Silliman, Andrew Hudgins, Dan Chiasson, Lisa Robertson, Sannosuke Iwai, Elizabeth Alexander, Ed Roberson, James Tolan

About the author

Patrice Boyer Claeys is a Chicago poet with four published collections: Lovely Daughter of the Shattering, The Machinery of Grace, Honey from the Sun (with Gail Goepfert) and the chapbook This Hard Business of Living (also with Goepfert). Recent work appears in The Adirondack Review, Lily Poetry Review, Gyroscope and The Night Heron Barks. She has been nominated for both Pushcart and Best of the Net and can be found at

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