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“She is a black statue in a whitewashed wooden chair, a dilapidated board house, sitting still till dusk spreads her silk petticoat across the sagging sky and bats swarm into the evening’s canvas.”
"I digress. Let’s live in digression. We have no other choices.", from the poem Haematology #1
“I myself am bored / of fig leaves, of shames / I did not choose” – from ‘About Ana’
“To archive poems that may speak to current or younger generations of writers feels incredible. I’m thankful to join a list of iconic figures who inspire me to craft my work to the best it can be.”
B. 1934 D. 2019
Work as if you live in the early days of a better world -- Alasdair Gray via Dennis Lee
To soothe you / I ran back down to take a photo: / it's a splendid one of the horse / but you're only a hurrahing speck
B. 1925 D. 2016
His poems are meant for everyone ... A genuinely popular poet, who deserves to be better known. - Peter Porter
'this spiral / of making while unmaking while / the world goes round' -- Mary Jo Salter, 'Young Girl Peeling Apples'