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New Poetry and Recent Reads

New Poetry and Recent Reads

Spinozablue welcomes new poetry from John Grey and Alessio Zanelli.   Michael Gorra’s The Saddest Words (2021) is an intellectual griffin of sorts: a serious literary biography, a thoroughly researched history of an era, and a thought-provoking, fearless, and moral accounting of our past. Departing from most biographies of Faulkner, Gorra focuses primarily on how the Civil War, slavery, and its aftermath influenced his major novels and best short stories. In close readings of his work and life, he demonstrates…

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New Poems by John Grey

New Poems by John Grey

COMING UPON A FUNERAL I saw people suffer where the street ran near to quiet and I heard them weep in Cantonese. I have taken to flicking the light-switch on and off, on and off. And grabbing the cheapest haircut I can find. I am looking for a way to say that I too am sorry. A Chinese restaurant is floating red kites from its roof. The colors are so bloody here, I no longer speak to the horizon. At…

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