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Katie Farris
Once, many years ago, we made love at a friend’s house. We were over- night guests, not perverts (on the whole) . . .

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A Net to Catch My Body in its Weaving

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Beloit

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Shangyang Fang
Her cardamom-like nipples bloomed in the mahogany frame of the mirror. She felt at ease. Perhaps she thought I was still too young? That I was more of a boy than a man? Or perhaps she saw that day, by the rosemary alley, a boy kissing my lips. He tasted like blueberries.

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Burying the Mountain

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Copper Canyon Press

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Paul Valéry (translated from the French by Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody)
I was waiting for who knows whom? (You? or day—or—) A thought came.

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The Idea of Perfection

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Denise Levertov
The flawed moon acts on the truth, and makes an autumn of tentative silences.

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The Collected Poems Of Denise Levertov

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New Directions

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Rachelle Toarmino
there are fresh coats of paint and a world in my mouth! adhesive doubts live in the hairs on my tongue!

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That Ex

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Big Lucks Books

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John Ashbery
There was an unshapely tuft where the chimes rang and forever after it was solid wall. Nothing so became it as its tiresome leave-taking.

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Parallel Movement of the Hands

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HarperCollins

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Adrian Matejka
An altruistic jones for affection & touching despite my engineering. So much I didn't matter as much. I once had a heart but sold it for sauce. I once had some semi-glossed gators but lost them in the static.

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Somebody Else Sold the World

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Penguin Random House

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Roo Borson
The magpie recites Scriabin in early morning as a mating song, and home is just a place you started out, the only place you still know how to think from, so that that place is mated to this by necessity as well as choice . . .

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Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida

Publisher

McClelland & Stewart

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Maureen N. McLane
not to honor the upsurge as the dog frisks in the street and the students smoke & glower & parse their way into situations they forget in a decade

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More Anon

Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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