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Daniel Nathan Terry's work has appeared in Oberon, The Southwestern Michigan Review, The River, and The Albion Review. His first collection of poetry, Days of Dark Miracles, was a finalist in two national book competitions: The Stevens Manuscript Contest and Elixir. He is currently enrolled in the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
August 27th, 2007
for my parents

Why should she want to meet the young preacher waiting in the sitting room?
Paused on the landing, she fears his voice drifting up the stairwell deep and sweet as curing tobacco—pure
Arkansas sharecropper’s son,
reminder of a past her family barely survived. She trembles…

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