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C. L. O'Dell Apr 15
"in your hands as now you discern the body of your body —  like a still, hanging bell that catches and concentrates each ghostly, ambient reverberation." —Forrest Gander This poem has me spinning today.
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C. L. O'Dell Feb 14
Roberto Juarroz (again)
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C. L. O'Dell Feb 11
Ilya Kaminsky (from his forthcoming DEAF REPUBLIC)
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C. L. O'Dell Feb 9
Roberto Juarroz
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C. L. O'Dell Feb 4
“When I was dead how did you make me?” —4-year-old
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C. L. O'Dell Feb 2
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C. L. O'Dell Jan 24
The wait was worth it.
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C. L. O'Dell Jan 10
“and across / The grass a shadow lay for which there was no source, / A narrow plinth dividing the garden, and the air / Was like the air after a fire, or before a storm, / Ungodly still, but full of dark shapes turning.” —Brigit Pegeen Kelly, from “The Dragon”
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C. L. O'Dell Jan 9
“You would say it was dying it is immortal” —Merwin
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Chelsea Dingman Dec 23
“I got it all wrong. I wound up believing in words the way a scientist / believes in carbon, after death.” -Larry Levis “Winter Stars” ✨
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C. L. O'Dell Aug 25
I needed this. This poem works on a level I am unfamiliar with.
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C. L. O'Dell Jun 20
It’s hard to write a poem right now and make it magical, no matter how many stars I put in it.
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Maggie Smith 1 May 18
Hot DAMN this poem from 's new book We, the Almighty Fires. 🔥🔥🔥I'm spending the afternoon outside with this beauty of a collection.
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Devin Gael Kelly 25 Apr 18
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C. L. O'Dell 21 Apr 18
My hands were in the dirt all day. I was so close to finding where poems come from.
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Victoria Chang 7 Apr 18
First poem in Kai Carlson-Wee’s book, Rail. There’s something lovely in the cadences of these lines I haven’t quite figured out yet.
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C. L. O'Dell 6 Apr 18
“this one summer we have entered eternity. / I felt your two hands / bury me to release its splendor.” —Louise Glück
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C. L. O'Dell 6 Apr 18
Lucie Brock-Broido for weeks now you haunt me. Thank you.
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C. L. O'Dell 4 Apr 18
My head when beginning a poem: Bird, Love, Flower, Love, Snow, Love, Silence, Love, Love, Love, Real non-poetic love, Space, Love, Love, Doubt, Everything, Everything, Nothing, Living, Dying, Love, Bird, Here
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POETRY magazine 29 Mar 18
they give us the evil we need to stay moored to good —Kaveh Akbar
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