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Mahmoud Darwish

As for me, I will enter the mulberry treeswhere the silk worm makes me into a silk thread,then I’ll enter a woman’s needle inone of the myths,then I’ll fly like a shawl with the wind … — Mahmoud Darwish, from “Not as a Foreign Tourist Does,” translated by Fady Joudah, Michigan Quarterly Review (Summer 2005)

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Timmy Chong

and from a thousand milesof soft memories andbad haikus away Ilet you pull me in,all warm and dry likea towel at the beach, whichwe lifted like that postcard From the Shade Garden—You are still everywhere,I wish you were here — Timmy Chong, from “I Know There’s Still a War Outside,” Up the Staircase Quarterly (no.… Continue reading Timmy Chong

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Carter Mathes

‘To dream is to know,’ I remember my grandfather telling me on more than one occasion. I realize that this phrase must have meant many things to him, not all of which I’ll ever know. But I do feel the vibration of these words of his in reminding me always that when your existence is… Continue reading Carter Mathes

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Amy Lowell

O You, Who came upon me once Stretched under apple-trees just after bathing, Why did you not strangle me before speaking Rather than fill me with the wild white honey of your words And then leave me to the mercy Of the forest bees. — Amy Lowell, “Carrefour,” Originally published in Coterie: A Quarterly: Art,… Continue reading Amy Lowell

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Richard Jackson

Alternate Endings There are times when they gather at the edge of your life, Shadows slipping over the far hills, daffodils blooming too early, the dark matter of the universe that threads its way through the few thousand blackbirds that have invaded the trees out back. Every ending sloughs off our dreams like snakeskin. This… Continue reading Richard Jackson

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