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Rainer Maria Rilke (translated from the German by Edward Snow)
I can see that the storms are coming by the trees, which out of stale lukewarm days beat against my anxious windows, and I can hear the distances say things

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Jeff Kass
Sent down a student clearly unprepared to schlep seven pizzas (including one gluten-free) upstairs to the classroom, so I did it for him, an extra ten minutes of my time while another customer’s delivery camped in the car, and I don’t know what kind of class it was, possibly marketing, something in the how-to-make-money-by-lying-to-people genre.

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Wayne State Press

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Anthony Anaxagorou
so gently have the children been washed & scented with lavender. against their will.

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The Adroit Journal

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Mary Ruefle
The past has trudged to this one spot with a flashlight in its mouth

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Wave Books

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Hasan Alizadeh (translated from the Persian by Rebecca Ruth Gould & Kayvan Tahmasebian)
Nights when you fall in love with her again, when the seabird is gone. A chair, unpleasantly the colour of bones...

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West Branch

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Carl Adamshick
I came home astonished by life being the same

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Four Way Books

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Rick Barot
I have this notion that if you live long enough, there are three or four great stories that you will have in your life.

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Milkweed Editions

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Tristan Tzara (translated from the French by Mary Ann Caws)
I am a horse I am a river I go on clumsily nevertheless I live

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Black Widow Press

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Valencia Robin
...Was Milwaukee even Milwaukee? Is the Lincoln Park Bridge still there, do boys like Danny still climb over the rail, hug their bony knees to their narrow chests and plop into the river as if there's no way his parents could lose two children?

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Persea Books

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Sharon Olds
...We passed the room where she had breathed her last breath into my mouth, I could not save it, I do not know where it is—

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Penguin Random House

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