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Poem & drawing by Philip Nikolayev

A homeless man making his bed in Harvard Square. Life sketch in pencil by Philip Nikolayev. LOCKED I know two homeless men, they both believe that evil forces have messed … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two poems by Strummer Hoffston

GIRL AND VULTURE: SUDAN, 1993 In the dream he comes upon the girl and picks her up. He kisses her head, wipes dust from her nose and mouth, and sways … Continue reading

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Poem by Aldo Palazzeschi. translated from the Italian by Nicholas Benson

The Hand You all know very well what a hand is. A hand! Who among you hasn’t seen one? But you’d have no way of knowing what a hand no … Continue reading

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Thomas Hardy and the Urbanization of China. Letter from Suzhou by Glenn Arnold

  So you were probably expecting a clever treatise linking Victorian literature and modern Asian economic theory? Sorry to disappoint you, but I have nothing to say about either of … Continue reading

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