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Daisy Fried

Daisy Fried has written two books of poetry, most recently My Brother Is Getting Arrested Again.

Poem: ‘The Spirit Award’

Daisy Fried, 9 February 2012

Most Valuable, Most Improved, and for least valuable unimprovables, the Spirit Award. Skinny in my T-back, I got Most Valuables. Swimming mostly hurt. My shoulders are still big from this.

          The chrome-look figures on the trophies were crudely modelled. Some trained artist hunched at her rotating pedestal in her high-ceilinged studio,...

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