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Lines from Tony Hoagland (from “At the Galleria Shopping Mall”):

Today is the day she stops looking at faces,
and starts assessing the labels of purses;
So let it begin. Let her be dipped in the dazzling bounty
and raised and wrung out again and again.
Hailey Leithauser : “Was you ever bit by a dead bee” + some lines (from “O, She Says”):
O covetous tongue, O fat fandango,
O gnat tango in the hot, ochered light,
O wind whirred leaves in subtle inferno,
O flexing of sea, O stars bolted tight,

Kevin McFadden puns quite a bit, sometimes regrettably. There’s quite a doozy of a pun in his poem “Teeth

A fascinating Conceptual Poem from the inimitable Christian Bok : The Great Order of the Universe

Also the Clive James essay “The Necessary Minimum” is worth it.

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  • The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making us believe superhero films could be realistic. 5 months ago
  • Ugh, I just heard a store playing some Cyber Monday music. 5 months ago
  • "You get a flower girl. You get a flower girl. Ever Bah Dee Gets Sa Flowah Gaaaarl" -weddings these days 6 months ago
  • The Black Friday sale in this store is insane! Everything's a dollar. EVERYTHING! The name of the store is Everything's a Dollar. 6 months ago
  • I like to point out that the musical acts in the parade are lip-synching. Sorry if you're the sort that wants to kill me & is married to me. 6 months ago

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