Illusion


Illusion
Samantha Thornhill

four baby
birds alone

in the high nest
of a cherry tree

so safe—

four little girls
in a church


A Trinidadian-born poet, educator, and producer, Samantha Thornhill performs her work for a global audience. She holds her MFA in poetry from the University of Virginia, and has been teaching poetry to actors at the Juilliard School for a decade. A founding curator of Poets in Unexpected Places, a troupe that unleashes surprise, pop up poetry performances in shared spaces.

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