Quiet Men

Fiction Leslie Jamison

He was a poet who worked with intricate forms—villanelles and pantoums—but during our month together he spoke quite simply. He had an evident lisp, a thin wet breeze running through his words.

I met him at my regular bakery in May. While I was paying at the register, I noticed him palming  [...]

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Issue 03

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03

Spring 2007

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Leslie Jamison is the author of the novel The Gin Closet (Free Press) and the essay collection, The Empathy Collections, which received the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. She lives in New York City.

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