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Instant Ancestor.

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this is Oscar Wilde’s tomb in Pere-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. There is a plaque out front that warns people not to deface the tomb, but lovers of Wilde persist. The smudges are lipstick prints. (And yes, I laid a smacker on him too, right after taking my nerdy tourist picture…) The tomb reads: “and alien […]

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live. or is it live?

(Hanover st. in downtown Fredericksburg.) …talk about an advantageous word choice for a sestina… Whitney

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When I was studying abroad last semester in London, I frequented The Photographer’s Gallery, between Trafalgar Square and Chinatown. For a while, they had a fascinating exhibit of the work of Joachim Schmid, who operates on the premise of reusing found photos to construct his own artwork. More can be read about his exhibit: Found, […]

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found poem!

(made from bits of Mary Kinzie) I believe poets: how they stand back, focus on the horizon, temporally, thinking so hard in the atmosphere that they enter you like breathing, like the surrounding trellis of the lines, fishing in unseen waters, coming into existence beneath your hand, movement at minimum, the threshold assumption absorbed from […]

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