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Linda Besner

Linda Besner’s first book of poetry, The Id Kid was named one of the National Post’s Best Poetry Books of the Year. Her poetry and journalism have appeared in journals in Canada, the US, and the UK. Her second collection, Feel Happier in Nine Seconds, is forthcoming with Coach House Books in Spring 2017. She lives in Montreal.

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My happiness is twice
your size, gold-chained
to the lamppost. It strains
its waistcoat as it grows.

Linda Besner