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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
My torso is a cedar chest in the brief closet
Of the middle of a country
Heart, be clean. Fists, be open, numb.
Lovely, let me be wrong in almost
A boy phones from a Frankish-
Speaking manor in Flanders, in the rain,
To tell me
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