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Brenda Marie Osbey

these women know subtlety sleight of hand cane liquor island songs the poetry of soundlessness. a man could get lost in such a house as this could lose his way his grasp of the world between the front room and the crepe myrtle trees out back. — Brenda Marie Osbey, from “In These Houses of… Continue reading Brenda Marie Osbey

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Mahmoud Darwish

We have on this earth what makes life worth living: April’s hesitation, the aroma of bread at dawn, a woman’s point of view about men, the works of Aeschylus, the beginning of love, grass on a stone, mothers living on a flute’s sigh and the invaders’ fear of memories — Mahmoud Darwish, Unfortunately, It Was… Continue reading Mahmoud Darwish

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