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SPIDER By Shushan Avagyan Sculpture by L. Bourgeois, 1996 Unhidden from the rest, in the daylight, the black widow sways on her eight spoke-legs unmoving the eye, a spy of some sort, she is weaving her silk net, spraying each thread with a pungent secretion from her moist canals - a sack of venom, using the ejaculate to attract the prey. A trained hunter, this recluse knows how fast her bait can work! -- Shushan Avagyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. She is currently working on her master's degree in English Literature, and is a recipient of the Dalkey Archive Press fellowship at the Illinois State University.