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Kate Daniels’s poem “Disjunction” appears in an unlikely place

January 23, 2011 Kate Daniels’s poem “Disjunction” appears in this week’s edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education. “Disjunction,” which was included in the 1998 collection, Four Testimonies, begins,

     On my knees in my office,
     leaning over the metal can
     of waste, I squeeze my breasts
     to express the milk that’s accrued
     in my graduate seminar on postmodern
     poetry.

It may be the first time in Chronicle history that a full professor of English has described in verse the experience of engorgement while teaching a graduate seminar.

Read “Disjunction” here. Read an interview with Daniels here. Read an example of Daniels’s newest work here.