'My Point is Circular' by Alexandra Parapadakis is Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘My Point is Circular’ by Alexandra Parapadakis. The last line of her poem says: “Ask me what I mean!” So we did. Alexandra said that the poem “tries to comment on the paranoia and guilt that rape culture and victim blaming can cause its victims”, and does this in an “inner conversation that the speaking is having with herself”. She has recently graduated from the University of East A...

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