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Frank O’Hara

To the Harbormaster I wanted to be sure to reach you; though my ship was on the way it got caught    in some moorings. I am always tying up    and then deciding to depart. In storms and    at sunset, with the metallic coils of the tide    around my fathomless arms, I… Continue reading Frank O’Hara

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Richard Siken

Personally, I’m a mess of conflicting impulses—I’m independent and greedy and I also want to belong and share and be a part of the whole. I doubt that I’m the only one who feels this way. It’s the core of monster making, actually. Wanna make a monster? Take the parts of yourself that make you… Continue reading Richard Siken

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Jeet Thayil

I like it that you’re here helping me cope. I like to know you’re in the room, a little out of range, not saying anything but letting me know I’m not alone, not entirely. — Jeet Thayil, from “Dear Heptanesia,” These Errors Are Correct. (Tranquebar: EastWest and Westland, Delhi, 2008)

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