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Axolotls Do It Better, So Now I Am an AxoLotl



Click here to read “Axolotls Do It Better, So Now I Am an Axolotl” by Rosebud Ben-Oni.


Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, Rosebud Ben-Oni is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a CantoMundo Fellow; her most recent collection of poems, turn around, BRXGHT XYXS, was selected as Agape Editions’ Editors’ Choice, and will be published in 2019.  She is a contributor to the Conversant and an Editorial Advisor for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Poetry, the American Poetry Review, Tin House, Black Warrior Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Arts & Letters, among others. Recently, her poem “Poet Wrestling with Angels in the Dark” was commissioned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. She writes weekly for the Kenyon Review blog, and teaches creative writing at UCLA Extension’s Writers’ Program. Find her at

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