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Redivider 10.1

Issue 10.1, Winter 2013 is now available

Poetry by Jennifer Perrine, Kim Addonizio, Ben McClendon, Meghan Privitello, Nick Sturm, Wendy Xu, Christopher Watkins, Joshua Helms, Dan Boehl, Rob MacDonald, Jeff Alessandrelli, Monika Zobel, Brandon Downing, Drew Swenhaugen

Fiction by Jackie Corley, Diane Cook, Glenn Shaheen, Rae Bryant, Sequoia Nagamatsu, Anne Valente, Emily Kiernan

Nonfiction by Jen Hirt, M. Owens, C. Ronald Edwards



The World Is Too Thin to Win a Beauty Pageant by Monika Zobel — eBook

The World Is Too Thin to Win a Beauty Pageant

The world, our world is made of paper—
inside, lampshades spill papered light.

On playgrounds bologna sandwiches
are cut with paper scissors. Children

prefer to chew bus tickets over spinach.
When we speak, sentences are billboards

glued with our bare tongues.
Birth certificates—a paper-thin

promise of lifetime warranty.
Death certificates—a recall

on all models that are beyond
repair. Our hearts—paperweights to keep

letters from reaching envelopes.
Lift yours and lick the words.

I will crack them like a squirrel.    


Monika Zobel’s poems and translations have been published or are forthcoming in Redivider, DIAGRAM, Beloit Poetry Journal, Mid-American Review, The Adirondack Review, Guernica Magazine, West Branch, Best New Poets 2010, and elsewhere. A senior editor at The California Journal of Poetics and a former Fulbright grantee, Monika lives in Vienna, Austria.