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The lyrical poems in Dispatches from Everest attempt to probe the thoughts and experiences of George Leigh Mallory on his third and final expedition to Everest. They are meditations on what may have passed through the senses of the great mountaineer, particularly after the fall, as the storm clouds closed in and his family and the living world seemed farther away than ever. 

‍About ‍the ‍Author:

‍Claire ‍Zoghb’s ‍Small ‍House ‍Breathing ‍won ‍the ‍2008 ‍Quercus ‍Review ‍annual ‍competition. ‍Boundaries, ‍a ‍chapbook, ‍is ‍forthcoming ‍from ‍Blue ‍Lyra ‍Press. ‍Her ‍work ‍has ‍appeared ‍in ‍Connecticut ‍Review, ‍CALYX, ‍Crab ‍Creek ‍Review, ‍Mizna: ‍Prose, ‍Poetry ‍and ‍Art ‍Exploring ‍Arab ‍America ‍(The ‍Lebanon ‍Issue), ‍and ‍Natural ‍Bridge, ‍among ‍others, ‍online ‍at ‍Sukoon, ‍One, ‍and ‍Mezzo ‍Cammin: ‍An ‍Online ‍Journal ‍of ‍Formalist ‍Poetry ‍by ‍Women, ‍and ‍in ‍the ‍anthologies ‍Through ‍A ‍Child’s ‍Eyes: ‍Poems ‍and ‍Stories ‍About ‍War ‍and ‍Eating ‍Her ‍Wedding ‍Dress: ‍A ‍Collection ‍of ‍Clothing ‍Poems. ‍Her ‍poem ‍“Terminal” ‍was ‍nominated ‍for ‍Best ‍of ‍the ‍Net ‍2016 ‍by ‍One. ‍Claire ‍was ‍the ‍winner ‍of ‍the ‍2008 ‍Dogwood ‍annual ‍poetry ‍competition ‍and ‍a ‍finalist ‍in ‍the ‍6th ‍annual ‍Nazim ‍Hikmet ‍Poetry ‍Festival. ‍She ‍lives ‍in ‍New ‍Haven ‍with ‍her ‍husband ‍Nicolas ‍and ‍works ‍as ‍Graphics ‍Director ‍at ‍Long ‍Wharf ‍Theatre.

‍Photo: ‍Chris ‍Volpe

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