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Hayden Carruth

I think the poem is not Transparent, as some have said, not a looking-glass, as some have also said, Yet it has almost the quality of disappearance In its cage of visibility. It disperses among the words. It is fluidity, a vapor of love. — Hayden Carruth, from “The Impossible Indispensability of the Ars Poetica,”… Continue reading Hayden Carruth

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George R.R. Martin

I am a creature of grief and dust and bitter longings. There is an empty place within me where my heart was once. ― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings. (Bantam; Reprint edition, May 28, 2002) Originally published 1998.

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Ana Paula Inácio

what do you have to say besides your imperfect presence, your face of sand, did you cross through Seneca on foot? what you say is recorded on the table you have a glass, you have wine. what can you say that won’t turn to dust? Throw stones instead, marl, basalt, schist. — Ana Paula Inácio,… Continue reading Ana Paula Inácio

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