about the author

After living in Alaska, California, and Nebraska, Bret Shepard currently teaches at the University of Idaho, where he also serves as Director of Creative Writing. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters and Commentary, Boston Review, Colorado Review, DIAGRAM, FIELD, [PANK], Whiskey Island, and elsewhere. He edits Dikembe Press, publisher of poetry chapbooks.


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Bret Shepard



Your lips fitfully
give away the words.

Some of this currency
is voiced to others.

Some of this voice is
said back to yourself.





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