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Mark Strand

The last bus It is dark. A slight rain dampens the streets. Nothing moves in Lota’s park. The palms hang over the matted grass, and the voluminous bushes, bundled in sheets, billow beside the walks. The world is out of reach. The ghosts of bathers rise slowly out of the surf and turn high in… Continue reading Mark Strand

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But I could say anything, couldn’t I? Like a bed we make and unmake at whim, the truth is always changing, always shaped by the latest collective urge to destroy. —  Ai, from “The Testimony of J. Robert Oppenheimer,” Vice: New and Selected Poems. (W. W. Norton & Company; 1st Ed. edition June 17, 2000)… Continue reading Ai

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