An Historie, An Inverse Structure

Poetry James Meetze

At once an utterance and then a song for
direction established like a compass magnet
to history’s repetitive north.
I see you and can say there is room at the table
                    for all of us.
There are pathways and bomb shelters
still, and we are learning in the eucalyptus grove  [...]

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Issue 12

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12

Winter 2011

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James Meetze is the editor, with Simon Pettet, of Other Flowers: Uncollected Poems by James Schuyler (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), and the author of Dayglo, which was selected by Terrance Hayes as winner of the 2010 Sawtooth Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press. ​

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