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Kimberly Grey

                                Portuguese – untranslatable word referring                                to the feeling of longing for something or someone                               that you love, which is lost. We love each other like brutes. Gorgeouslyand twilled. Any geography is hard. The skinends where skin ends.It’s mapless. I want to be borrowed, to beassembled, again. To feel a tug on the otherside of… Continue reading Kimberly Grey

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Eugène Ionesco

I have always thought that the truth of fiction is more profound, more charged with meaning than everyday reality. Realism […] falls short of reality. It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it, it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: Love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and… Continue reading Eugène Ionesco

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Richard Siken

Personally, I’m a mess of conflicting impulses—I’m independent and greedy and I also want to belong and share and be a part of the whole. I doubt that I’m the only one who feels this way. It’s the core of monster making, actually. Wanna make a monster? Take the parts of yourself that make you… Continue reading Richard Siken

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Richard Brautigan

Finding is losing something else.I think about, perhaps even mourn,    what I lost to find this. — Richard Brautigan, “Finding is Losing Something Else” in “A Taste of the Taste of Brautigan,” California Living (16 May 1971)

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Triin Paja

Blue Shirt you unbutton my blue shirt. your touchlike a heavy, red cloth, your touchis anemone, bitter tea. you lift your hands and all you seeis a silverware of clouds to hold the moon. you do not question the disappearance of your hands.your hands are murals.       silver buttons.       leaven. when night flowers into dawn, I… Continue reading Triin Paja

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Louis Armand

Who’s there? A piece of graffiti in spiral lamplightsays “failure makes possible.” Footsteps in reverberatingstutter: this unended search to be satisfied —hour-by-hour circling the périphérique. A sameness of thingsin the same places, the grey tide, the discomfort of sleep. — Louis Armand, from “Léon Paul Fargue,” Blackbox Manifold, Issue 11, (Winter 2013)

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Triin Paja

Tinnitus you say, the ragged curtains the house wearsare there to map absences; this calligraphy of decay is a kind of lightmolded of dust and tarmac.        a light that aches to see. you say this in a voice that is an empty letteron a tin platter         and I recall your language of Venetian floods, of thyme.how our… Continue reading Triin Paja

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