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Mark Strand

Those hours given over to basking in the glow of an imagined future, of being carried away in streams of promise by a love or a passion so strong that one felt altered forever and convinced that even the smallest particle of the surrounding world was charged with purpose of impossible grandeur; ah, yes, and… Continue reading Mark Strand

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Rita Dove

Describe Yourself in Three Words or Less I’m not the kind of person who praises openly, or for profit; I’m not the kind who will steal a scene unless I’ve designed it. I’m not a kind at all, in fact: I’m itchy and pug-willed, gnarled and wrong-headed, never amorous but possessing a wild, thatched soul.… Continue reading Rita Dove

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Odysseus Elytis

Do you know the flowing hair that wrote the wind? The glances that ran parallel with time? The silence that understood itself? — Odysseus Elytis, from “Windows Toward The Fifth Season,” trans. Kimon Friar, The Collected Poems of Odysseus Elytis (Johns Hopkins University, 1997)

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