Natalie Shapero Archive

Horse Poems

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Horses are ghosts. They are living reminders of our preindustrial past. Like ghosts, they remind us of uncomfortable things. For example, twenty-three racehorses have died running the track at Santa Anita since last December.

Ugliness in Natalie Shapero’s Hard Child

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Whatever the case, it’s certainly true that for most of my reading life, it never occurred to me that poetry could be anything other than beautiful.

Review: HARD CHILD by Natalie Shapero

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These often dark and deeply personal poems are armored with comedic turns and allusions to our “rotting times.”