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February 23, 2009

Steven Goldman

February 23, 2009

From: The Idiot’s Guide To Life

According to a Latin proverb, there are four things a man must do in his life:

1. Plant a Tree.
2. Father a Child.
3. Write a Book and…
4. …?

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Lara Durback

February 23, 2009

At the Economic Stimulus Time

Motherfuckers using Economic Stimulus checks to go to the restaurant. And then I saw you there making payment. Barely sleeping again. The old gas station said 1.34 and 9/10. We were wondering where we are.

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Barbara Cully

February 23, 2009

Before the Open Field

…Where is your brother hisses the page…
–Jorie Graham
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Out of decay, footsteps,
the blue violin of day,

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Jose-Luis Moctezuma

February 23, 2009

Leaving Castle Jim (for James Castle, the deafmute printmaker)

I
Mute, tho not to cognizance, deaf –

tho to sound not untoward – a halo

oscillant w/ sunspokes & dumb notes:

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noname-56Scroll past this months post to read the bios of each of the writers. Thanks so much for logging on +V.