Melissa Monroe

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Melissa Monroe teaches at the New School for Social Research. Her most recent book, Medusa Beach and Other Poems , was published by New York Review Books in 2020.

The Evolution of the Androgynous Trephine

Melissa Monroe’s poem offers a playful, curio cabinet introduction to the history of trepanning, the procedure of opening up a hole in the skull for therapeutic purposes.

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