Fortunate It Is If Her Skirts Do Not Catch Fire | Amy Gerstler | Granta Magazine

Fortunate It Is If Her Skirts Do Not Catch Fire

Amy Gerstler

‘ A nurse who rustles / is the horror of a patient, though perhaps he / does not know why.’

Amy Gerstler

Amy Gerstler’s most recent books of poetry include Dearest Creature (2009), Ghost Girl (2004), and Medicine (2000) (All Penguin Publishing). Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker, Paris Review, American Poetry Review, several volumes of Best American Poetry, and The Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry.

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