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“Greeting Cards for Every Occasion” examines how everyday occurrences—like a birthday or a new baby—are occasions for disparate and at times contradictory emotions. I am interested in excavating the words we leave out of our greeting cards, the feelings for which we might not yet have words. I’ve tried to use the prose poems to mine the whole experience of such events and expose what my speaker might otherwise hide.  

—R. Bergman



     








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Greeting Cards for Every Occasion