Salamander 2024 Fiction Contest

SUBMIT: May 1 through June 2, 2024 | READING FEE: $15


Another Way of Explaining It

Duy Doan
| poetry


A fine way of looking at things—

me observing you kissing me.


How decent of me

to pretend I am shocked by you.


You’re the inverted foot that starts a line:

that start of a climb that

begins with falling.

Duy Doan is the author of We Play a Game, winner of the 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. His work has appeared in PoetryPoetry NorthwestSlate, and TriQuarterly. A Kundiman fellow, he received an MFA from Boston University.

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