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“LISTENING TO THE RADIO, DRIVING THROUGH NEW MEXICO AGAIN”: A Poem by Sophie Klahr

By Jessica Jacobs

Published Mar 6, 2023

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Yetzirah Featured Poet: Sophie Klahr

Congratulations to Sophie Klahr on the publication of her second collection Two Open Doors in a Field (University of Nebraska Press, 2023), which “is so confidently crafted that the momentum of her poems carries the reader,” writes Sylee Gore for the Poetry Foundation. “The poet’s attention to detail makes the forgettable sacred.

 

Learn more about Sophie Klahr here.

Follow her on Twitter @sophieklahr

Follow her on Instagram @sophieandthechoices

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Jessica Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going (Four Way Books), winner of the Devil’s Kitchen and Goldie Awards, Pelvis with Distance (White Pine Press), winner of the New Mexico Book Award and a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire (Spruce Books/ PenguinRand...

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Read this line from the description of Two Open Doors in a Field: "A profusion of sonnets rises from a single circumstance: Sophie Klahr’s experience of driving thousands of miles alone while listening to the radio."

What happens to you emotionally and physically when you are on a roadtrip, a long car ride, or traveling through other means? What do you tend to think about in the time between leaving and getting to your destination?

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