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July 31, 2017

Pathetic Fallacy

Emilia Phillips

About This Poem


"'Pathetic Fallacy' was written in a great, manic burst of creativity back in the spring, when the temperatures started to rise and I felt a great sense of relief, something close to joy. But I'm suspicious of joy. And I think poems are generally suspicious of joy too."
—Emilia Phillips


Emilia Phillips is the author of Groundspeed (University of Akron Press, 2016). She teaches in the MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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(University of Akron Press, 2016)

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"Pathetic Fallacy" by Emilia Phillips