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Campbell McGrath

Deep is the water and long is the moonlight inscribing addresses in quicksilver ink, building the staircase a lover forever pauses upon. Deep is the darkness and long is the night, solid the water and liquid the light. —Campbell McGrath, from “Nights on Planet Earth,” The Custodian and Other Poems. (Floating Wolf Quarterly June 1,… Continue reading Campbell McGrath

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Frank O’Hara

I trust the sanity of my vessel; and    if it sinks, it may well be in answer    to the reasoning of the eternal voices, the waves which have kept me from reaching you. —Frank O’Hara, from “To the Harbormaster,” The Collected Poems of Frank O’Hara. (University of California Press March 31, 1995)

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Tennessee Williams

‘I’ll tell you what I want. Magic! Yes, yes, magic! I try to give that to people. I misinterpret things to them. I don’t tell the truth. I tell what ought to be truth. And if that is sinful, then let me be damned for it! – Don’t turn the light on!’ ― Tennessee Williams,… Continue reading Tennessee Williams

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