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Poets and Cities an introduction by Sandra Alcosser Kevin Prufer Portfolio The Cities, the Armies A History of My Schooling Ants Unlocatable Sadness Increasingly Improbable Portfolios Love is a Bridge of Grammar: New Poems from ELENA SALAMANCA’S Pensamiento Salvaje (Viola Tricolor) translated from the Spanish by ALEXANDRA LYTTON REGALADO The Bottle in My Purse/La botella

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THIS SPECIAL TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE contains a rich and exciting array of portfolios including new work from Kevin Prufer, and newly-translated work, presented in English as well as the original language, from Elena Salamanca, Louis-Philippe Dalembert, Mariano Zaro, poets of the Armenian diaspora, among others. We have dug deep into our archives to bring you

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Woman Writers

by Lý Lan Each of us has her own bedroom and study but Susan and I share a bathroom. Once she opened the door and found me standing naked before the mirror. I saw her many times putting on makeup and please do not reveal this dying her hair and massaging the wrinkles in her

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How God Is Like a Truffle

by Dana Roeser Like a goat in a stall with a thoroughbred a truffle sealed in a plastic bag with a dozen eggs or raw uncooked rice. Like an apple slice or piece of bread shut away in an airtight container with brown sugar— or a small bowl of water placed next to the hardened

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Ars  Domestica

by Dana Roeser The key to this life is surprise. Don’t say my whole life is spent trying to reunite socks. Say instead, surprise! Here is Eleanor’s white cotton undershirt. Surprise! My husband slept in the living room; he’s in a bad mood. Surprise! Eleanor spilled lemonade over the coffee table and onto the Persian

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