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As the ancients detail it
ecstasy passes over us
in a mist of particles
it lives bare
I finally understand it is raining
it is beautiful
a couple of hawks in a tree
and not the tree entire
Jane Miller is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including the National Poetry Series selection The Greater Leisures (1983), Memory at These Speeds: New and Selected Poems (1996), the book-length poem A Palace of Pearls (2005), and Who Is Trixie the Trasher? and Other Questions (Copper Canyon Press, 2018).
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in your carpeted office you lay my life down / and say open up to that small room in my sternum.
In his new book, the former Fed chair cuts through economic orthodoxy on central banking. But he fails to reckon deeply with its political consequences.