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Marilyn Kallet

Marilyn Kallet is the author of  sixteen books, including The Love That Moves Me, poetry (2013), as well as translations of Benjamin Péret’s The Big Game (Le grand jeu), and Paul Eluard’s Last Love Poems, all from Black Widow Press. She is the director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Tennessee where she holds the Nancy Moore Goslee Professorship in English. Each spring she teaches a poetry workshop for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Auvillar, France. 

Kallet has won the Tennessee Arts Literary Fellowship in Poetry, and has served on the Tennessee Arts Commission Literary Advisory Panel. She was inducted into the East Tennessee Literary Hall of Fame in Poetry in 2005. She has performed her poems on campuses and in theatres across the United States, as well as in France and in Krakow and Warsaw, as a guest of the U.S. Embassy’s “America Presents” program. 

 

What Will Baby Eat?

Baby will eat pâté
fois gras

caviar
fat tears

Baby will eat
blues

Coltrane &
Madeleine

Peroux   duck
breast

duck mousse,
Baby will eat

rillette
whipped

cream
crême

brulée
this little piggy

dipped
in champagne

Baby will
nibble

you
down

to the
bone.