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Kiki Petrosino
...In my student's poem, the house stands for womanhood, pain coiled in the drywall.

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Sarabande Books

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Elizabeth Bishop
I stared and stared and victory filled up the little rented boat

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Valerie Duff
Birds crack seeds on the other side of your glass door. The body, blind, curves its hedge down paths.

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The Common

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Luke Patterson
eat biscuits wait for the wind to calm sheepish hawks circle thermal pockets birdsong warms the valley lips

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Plumwood Mountain

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James Longenbach
A book is the future. You dream Of reading it, and once you’ve finished, it’s a miracle, you know the past.

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American Poetry Review

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Yu Xiuhua (translated from the Chinese by Wang Fang & Yvonne Reddick)
I read your poems in a clean yard. All the world’s love-affairs are a blur, like sparrows darting by, and the years are pure as moonlight. No, I’m not being sentimental — if I send you a book, it won’t be poetry.

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PN Review

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Anna Swir (translated from the Polish by Czesław Miłosz & Leonard Nathan)
The soul asks the body: Is it true that we do not really exist? The body says: I’m tanning my knees.

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Copper Canyon Press

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Maya C. Popa
Longing, I said, pushing distance through a cage— it's why the picture city must be snowed in.

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Sarabande Books

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Zbigniew Herbert (translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles)
Keep watch—when a light on a hill gives a sign—rise and go as long as the blood is still turning the dark star in your breast

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Ecco

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Daryl Lim Wei Jie
I have waited fifty years                            for running water                                                                                 and aerosol cheese

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Southwest Review

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