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Marcella Durand

2022 Season

from A Winter Triangle

may film stills be a constellation of stars?
all glossy lips and marcelled hair
furlike eyelashes throwing long shadows down cheeks

their hair named after me
me named after the god of war

Bow takes on Arrow
Arrow shoots back

my first name is war
my last name is endurance
and strangely I am a poet
in the midst of inventing a new poetic form
that in the infinity of space seems not quite to manifest

WATCH – Opening Celebration


The 2021 recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts C.D. Wright Award for Poetry, Marcella Durand is a poet, essayist, and translator whose work explores the potential intersections between ecology, science, art, and poetry. Through her work, she provides a means to examine human impact on ecosystems, and she advocates for responsible and thoughtful stewardship of our world. Her most recent book, To husband is to tender, was published in fall 2021 by Black Square Editions. Other publications include November (G L O S S, 2021); The Prospect (Delete Press, 2020); Earth’s Horizons, her translation of Michèle Métail’s book-length poem, Les Horizons du sol (Black Square Editions, 2020); and Rays of the Shadow (Tent Editions). She has taught workshops and given talks on ecology and poetry at Abrons Art Center, Naropa University, The Black Earth Institute, The Poetry Project, Small Press Traffic, and other forums. She lives and works in the Lower East Side.


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