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Owens, Elisabeth, R. (ed.) / Encore: more of parallel press poets
(2006)

Welter, Matt
Bathing,   pp. 68-69


Page 69

 
Poet's Statement 
To me bathing has always been a sensual experience. As I began to write the
poem I took a chance and turned the animals and plants I had seen bathing
into 
verbs. The voice came out strong, sensual and narrative, mirroring both my
own 
act of bathing and what animals do in the wild. The hard part was finding
an end- 
ing until I realized I had a collection of animals. 
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