Identify a poem?
May 8, 2016 11:52 AM   Subscribe

Can you name a poem for me? I read it in 1993 or '94, I think in the Atlantic. It told a very disturbing story from the Balkan wars. (cw: violence against children)

It was by a female poet, or told with a female interpreter as narrator, or both. The poem related the words of a sniper, of how satisfying he found it to shoot small children from a great distance and see their mothers turn in horror.
I was a teenager, and I didn't expect poetry to be in the magazine when I picked it up. The shock of the poem made an enormous impact on me. Can you identify it? Better yet, is it online?
posted by Countess Elena to Writing & Language (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Target by Linda Gregerson, October 1996?
posted by jabes at 12:26 PM on May 8, 2016 [5 favorites]


That's it exactly. Thank you.
posted by Countess Elena at 12:36 PM on May 8, 2016


Wow.
posted by SLC Mom at 9:22 PM on May 8, 2016


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