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Jenny Molberg


Small rifle in my shoulder-crook, paper target 

like a cartoon hallucination, the deer blinds,


my child-hand scattering the red clover & chicory,

believing in forgiveness. At 18 a man 

held a gun to my head. At 22 another man opened 


his car door and pointed as I threw myself in reverse.

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Jenny Molberg is the author of three poetry collections: Marvels of the Invisible (winner of the Berkshire Prize, Tupelo Press, 2017), Refusal (LSU Press, 2020), and The Court of No Record (forthcoming from LSU Press, 2023). She edited the Unsung Masters book, Adelaide Crapsey: On the Life & Work of an American Master. She has received fellowships and scholarships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sewanee Writers Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and the Longleaf Writers Conference. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, VIDA, The Missouri Review, The Rumpus, The Adroit Journal, Oprah Quarterly, and other publications. She is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Missouri, where she directs Pleiades Press and co-edits Pleiades magazine. Find her online at or on Twitter at @jennymolberg.

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