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Two Poems

Poetry Benjamin Paloff

When we consider everything we’ve failed / to do, does it really matter that our progeny / will know us only by the lists of things / we intended to buy?

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Benjamin Paloff is a poetry editor for Boston Review. Recently a Fulbright-Hays Fellow in Russia and Poland, he has translated several works from Eastern and Central European literature, including Dorota Maslowska’s Snow White and Russian Red (Grove Press). The poems in this issue also appeared in the spring issue of Faultline. ​


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