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Natalie Welber

Natalie Welber is an actor, playwright, poet, and recent graduate of Northwestern University where she studied theatre and religion. Her poetry has recently been published in Not Very Quiet and Fearsome Critters, and her rapid-fire Romeo & Juliet remix When She Went to Mantua received a workshop production with Lovers & Madmen Theatre this spring. For more, visit nataliewelber.com

Lilith

To think there could be
a version before: woman
made of dirt and earth

like him,
not ribs,

a woman who chose
to demonize herself, to
leave behind a world

not made
for her,

instead of begging,
might give hope, had she not been
immediately

erased
from everything.