A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature
And you, who have not left your country because you must; you, untested by the state’s intent to harm; you, a lucky one, whose only life fattens and lazes on … Continue reading →
In our time we reckoned our dead in firearms— handguns, rifles, automatic weapons; in much-parsed constitutional clauses; in politicians bought by lobbyists and salesmen. In our time, we objected most … Continue reading →
Serbian men outside her house, her cousins shot, her sister raped repeatedly: the woman from Kosovo told this story as she cupped a candle to shield its fuddled flame. Elbow … Continue reading →
From a house in L’Aguiole, France, built in 1911 by a farmer, later a decorated sapeur-pompier in the Great War . Casement swung wide to receive the full moon and … Continue reading →
how can you withhold forgiveness
from the troubled man who cries,
begging to be left in peace
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