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2018 Annual Conference


March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Rhianna Gallagher

SPE Member since 2016
Member Chapter: West

Lead to Gold


I bury myself in dead leaves
I bury myself in earth
imagining young bulbs piercing flesh that is slowly turning to earth
reaching upward for sunlight

I draw a magic circle around you in white chalk
in salt
tie poisonous flowers to a broomstick
holding onto your ghost
a monument
an amulet

we are both carnal and temporal
wild, vital, organic, ephemeral
with a desire for union
and a desire to dissolve

"AMPLE make this bed"

"Le Petite Mort"


"The Lovers"

"To Blush and To Bruise"

"The Refusal of Spring"

"Opening a Pomegranate"

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