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José Ángel Valente

Extend your heart,
bankrupt it, blind it,
until in it is born
the powerful void
of what can never be named.

— José Ángel Valente, from “First night” Landscape with Yellow Birds. Archipelago, 2013 (transl. Tom Christensen)

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