"Incest Taboo" is from TWO AND TWO by Denise Duhamel, ©2005. Reprinted by kind permission of the University of Pittsburgh Press.
Incest Taboo continued
Fred liked to shoot things, especially birds
Jane finally felt happy, though she knew it was wrong.
football players make before they swoop
Look at that!" Jane's father and mother
Denise Duhamel's most recent poetry titles are Two and Two (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), Mille et un Sentiments (Firewheel, 2005), Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001) and The Star-Spangled Banner (Southern Illinois University Press, 1999). Duhamel has read her work on NPR and was a featured poet on the PBS special hosted by Bill Moyers, "Fooling with Words." Booklist has written of Duhamel's poems: "So overwhelming is her relish for life that embarrassment, or titillation when the subject is sexual, just doesn't stand a chance. Life-affirming without being treacly, Duhamel is a character who assures us the world is full of character." She teaches poetry at Florida International University in Miami.
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