miCRo: “Epigenetic Inheritance”

The Cincinnati Review

miCRo: “Epigenetic Inheritance”

By Emily Franklin
(this appeared in The Cincinnati Review)

Assistant Editor Chelsea Whitton: Franklin’s “Epigenetic Inheritance” explores the stakes and fallout of inherited trauma, how we retain its traces in our cells and pass it down. I love the way the poet uses stanza breaks to linger in the poem’s major assertions, and the way her imagery evokes the delicacy of life and the weight of the burdens we carry.

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