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The Born Lady by Madeleine Barnes


This piece draws from the following sources: 

Southern Living Magazine
Capital One direct mail letters 


Madeleine Barnes is a writer and visual artist from Pittsburgh, PA. She serves as Poetry Editor at Cordella Magazine, a publication that showcases the work of women-identified and non-binary writers and artists. She is the recipient of a New York State Summer Writers Institute Fellowship, two Academy of American Poets prizes, and the Princeton Poetry Prize. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU in 2016, and her second chapbook is forthcoming from Porkbelly Press in 2018. 


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