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The Ladies Room | Michael Favala Goldman

Where kingdoms rise and fall,

the site of power and arbitration.


Where secrets are nursed,

oaths stacked.


The door to safety, swagger,

and cold-blooded revenge.


Michael Favala Goldman (b.1966) is a poet, jazz clarinetist and translator of Danish literature. Among his seventeen translated books is Dependency by Tove Ditlevsen, which made the New York Times Best 10 Books of 2021 as book three of The Copenhagen Trilogy. Michael’s five books of original poetry include Small Sovereign, which won first place at the 2022 Los Angeles Book Festival. His work has appeared in dozens of publications including The New Yorker, Rattle, and The Harvard Review. He lives in Northampton, MA, where he has been running bi-monthly poetry critique groups since 2018. Poetry Bio



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