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Anne Michaels

The way we fall from each other like halves of an orange,skin dark as pottery in lamplight.I know it, naked in the light of the fridge,cold plummy resins in our mouths, warm sticky resinsof our bodies. By nightswe drain the pictures from your head and wordsfrom my throat until I find nothing but sounds there.And… Continue reading Anne Michaels

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Gary Provost

This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music.… Continue reading Gary Provost

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