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Epistle to Ignatz

Monica Youn lives in Manhattan, where she is an entertainment lawyer. Her first book of poems, Barter, was published by Graywolf Press in 2003. She is currently working on a second book, Ignatz and Other Poems, which is loosely based on George Herriman's Krazy Kat comic strips of the 1920s and 1930s.

Ignatz Incarcerated

suddenly        separate         mirrors

Afterwards Ignatz

rose and without taking his leave of them opened the sliding glass door and vanished onto that lightless beach And there were those who later said that he never opened that door, that the molecules of glass parted at his touch...

from Imaginary Journals

I think it is interesting that I am writing this in the middle of the morning memorializing


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2004

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