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Karen J. Weyant

Karen J. Weyant

Karen J. Weyant’s most recent collection of poetry, “Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt,” won Main Street Rag’s 2011 Chapbook contest and was published in 2012. Her poetry has appeared in Chautauqua, Cave Wall, Copper Nickel, Harpur Palate, Poetry East, Rattle, River Styx, Slipstream, Spillway, Tahoma Literary Review and Whiskey Island. Her work has also appeared in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry and Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net Anthology. She lives in Warren, PA, and teaches at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York.

On Broken Hollow Bridge

Answering Darlene Howard’s snotty dare, I hoisted myself up to the handrail, as thick as a balance beam, but slick with summer rain and wet rust. Knees bent, arms out to my sides, I straightened, chin up, staring ahead. Kicking off my sandals, I took my first tentative steps, peeling corrosion sticking to…
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