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William Olsen

I have had days stare back at me as if to say, let’s see who will darken first. — William Olsen, from “The Day After the Day of the Dead,” Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice, ed. Gary L. McDowell and F. Daniel Rzicznek (Rose Metal Press, 2010) Advertisements

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Mahmoud Darwish

This is our land, and the sky is real not a metaphor, and high as our hopes. He says to me: ‘Is June a memory?’ and I say: ‘It is a wound bleeding acutely still, even though its victim says: “I have forgotten the pain.”’ — Mahmoud Darwish, from “The return of June,” A River… Continue reading Mahmoud Darwish

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