American Culture · American Literature · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fragment · Passage · Poetry

Richard Siken

Sometimes the man felt like the bird and sometimes the man felt like a stone—solid, inevitable—but mostly he felt like a bird, or that there was a bird inside him, or that something inside him was like a bird fluttering. — Richard Siken, from “The Language of the Birds,” War of the Foxes (Copper Canyon… Continue reading Richard Siken

Rate this:

Canadian-American Culture · Canadian-American Literature · Contemporary · Online Anthology · Online Magazine · Periodical · Poetry · Prose Poetry

Mark Strand

Afternoon darkens into evening. A man falls deeper and deeper into the slow spiral of sleep, into the drift of it, the length of it, through what feels like mist, and comes at last to an open door through which he passes without knowing why, then again without knowing why goes to a room where… Continue reading Mark Strand

Rate this: