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Thomas Kinsella (1928 - 2021)
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Some Integrity Some Integrity Padraig Regan
Butcher's Dozen Butcher's Dozen Thomas Kinsella
Hurricane Watch Hurricane Watch Olive Senior
In the Same Light In the Same Light Ed. Wong May Tr. Wong May
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The Acts of Oblivion The Acts of Oblivion Paul Batchelor
PN Review 262 PN Review 262 Ed. Andrew Latimer, John McAuliffe and Michael Schmidt
Poems and Satires Poems and Satires Edna St. Vincent Millay Ed. Tristram Fane Saunders
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100 Days 100 Days Gabriel Josipovici
Virga Virga Togara Muzanenhamo
Take us the Little Foxes Take us the Little Foxes Miles Burrows
Grand Larcenies Grand Larcenies Ed. P.C. Evans Tr. P.C. Evans
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They (May Forget (Their Names (If Let Out)))

Vahni Capildeo

petcitement incitement of a pet to excitement
petcitement incitement into the excitement
of being a pet petcitement incitement to be
a pet a fed pet a fleece pet incitement to be
a floorpet a fleapit a carpet a polkadot
blanket pet blanket pet answer brass doorbell what name
tin waterbowl what name thrilled vomitfall polkadot
padded on patted on turded on welcome mat name
turns to no one’s reminder walks wilder walks further
downriver from calling calling owner predator
who that who tagalong meaner whose canines further
from food fleece floor flea cloth car poll card dot blank bit door
no no owner owns in nomine domini pet
outruns petfetch petcome will wild default reset
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