July/August 2011

My Apocalypse

A new poem

by Rae Armantrout
A woman writes to ask
how far along I am
with my apocalypse.

What will you give me
if I tell?

An origami fish
made from a dollar bill.

After the apocalypse,
we will all be in a band.

We will understand each other
perfectly.

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Rae Armantrout’s book Versed won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. A new book, Money Shot, was published by Wesleyan University Press this year. Armantrout teaches writing at U.C. San Diego.

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