Closed Histories opens into poignant questions which work like a path of inquiry works. Between the images an almost divinatory logic erupts and we are invited to engage with the parabolic and mysterious through a language which corresponds in kind. At one point we read, This is what it sounds like. Can you imagine? Can we? During and after reading this text, one longs to. Veglahn’s language wakes up the nervous system, mercifully
Sara Veglahn was born and raised in the American Midwest. Recent work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Conjunctions, Sleepingﬁsh,Octopus, Fence, 26, and elsewhere, and anthologized in Poets on Painters (Ulrich Museum of Art, 2007). She is the author of two other chapbooks:Falling Forward (Braincase Press, 2003) and Another Random Heart (Margin to Margin, 2002), and is co-author of the chapbook That We Come to a Consensus (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006), a collaboration with poet Noah Eli Gordon. She is the Associate Editor for the Denver Quarterly and teaches literature at Naropa University and creative writing at the University of Denver, where she is completing her PhD.
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