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Melissa Broder

Romantic obsession is my first language. I live in a world of fantasies, infatuations and love poems. Sometimes I wonder if the yearning I’ve felt for others was more of a yearning for yearning itself. I’ve pined insatiably and repeatedly: for strangers, new lovers, unrequited flames. While the subjects changed, that feeling always remained. Perhaps,… Continue reading Melissa Broder

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Leonard Cohen

When we are apart / and the moon is full // My longing / paints your hands / on the full moon — Leonard Cohen, from “Notebook Selections,” The Flame: Poems, Notebooks, Lyrics, Drawings, eds. Robert Faggen and Alexandra Pleshoyano (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2018)

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