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An Affirming Flame with Guest Peggy Dobreer

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Join Jessica Houston as she talks Peggy Dobreer about her new book in the lake of your bones


Peggy Dobreer came to
poetry by way of dance and
experimental theatre.
Her work has appeared in
Malpais Review and LA Yoga
among other journals and
she is widely anthologized.
She lives in LA with her
daughter and loves the
tango. Visit her at

The poems, In the Lake of Your Bones, are knotted
like a strand of lucid fractals in a liminal world, a
world where hard facts are known to be pliable,
histories transmutable. Only the laws of physics
remain constant.
"As readers, we have no escape; words and bones
become of the same matter..."
—Mariano Zaro, poet