Elegiac Poetry

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Two Poems by Michael Palmer

Singing is prohibited in this café. / Torture is permitted in this café.

Bough Down by Karen Green

The doctor wears his pink shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

In Memoriam: John McCracken (1934–2011) by Dr. Marc Straus
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“Plank,” a memorial poem for the late John McCracken.

Three Poems (Poetry Prize Winner) by J.R. Thelin

This First Proof contains the poems “The Birds,” “Babysittin’ Boogie,” and “Windows,” which comprised the winning entry in BOMB’s 2008 poetry prize.

Anthony Hecht by Daniel Anderson
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In Flight Among the Tombs, Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Hecht assumes the voice of Death—as a society lady, a Mexican revolutionary, a film director, and, of course, a poet. Daniel Anderson and Philip Stephens survey thirty years of Hecht’s poetry.

Two Poems by Atar Hadari

Elegy for the Harris Theatre

At Forty Second Street before the changing of the light
and bus station at Eighth there was a movie house: a pit

The Front by Gina María Caruso
Remembrance And Elegy For A Sailor by Claudia Lars

“Does my voice not reach you, are you not haunted
by its somber testimony?”

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