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Brian Chander Wiora

I have learned more words since you left […]. I have learnedthat an Indian man severely in love is called Devdas,named after a character in a novel. Reading the bookwith the free time I found in loneliness. — Brian Chander Wiora, from “Love Language,” The Boiler (Winter XXXV,

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Agha Shahid Ali

The moon did not become the sun. It just fell on the desert in great sheets, reams of silver handmade by you. The night is your cottage industry now, the day is your brisk emporium. The world is full of paper. Write to me. — Agha Shahid Ali, “Stationery,” The Veiled Suite: The Collected Poems.(… Continue reading Agha Shahid Ali

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Tarfia Faizullah

Dusk again—sun and horizon yoked     to one another. All day I have looked         for you in the likeliest places: pages of photo albums frozen with disuse,     mapped the porcelain curves of portraits — Tarfia Faizullah, from “Nocturne: Awards Ceremony,” The Southern Review, Volume 45, Issue 2

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