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Lucie Brock-Broido is author of the poetry collections Stay, Illusion; Trouble in Mind; The Master Letters; and A Hunger.
Max Ritvo is a poet of ecstasies.
He is a transmogrifier of suffering and holder of “bird-shaped hope.”...
Lucie Brock-Broido, Max Ritvo
Then, every letter opened was an oyster
Of possible bad news, pried apart to reveal
Heart, be clean. Fists, be open, numb.
Lovely, let me be wrong in almost
My torso is a cedar chest in the brief closet
Of the middle of a country
A boy phones from a Frankish-
Speaking manor in Flanders, in the rain,
To tell me
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