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OTTER An otter appears from the skein of bubbles on the water’s surface  popping its head up from the shadow snag of fallen trees I’m surprised to...

Julie Stevens, Lying in Bed

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Four poems by Franca Mancinelli one can play dead: arms spread, the backbone for a keel, nothing in the mind, motion like a memory of water. ...

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Irina-Roxana Georgescu, translated by Corina Moise Poenaru

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Four poems by Guido Cupani translated by Patrick Williamson

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4 Poems by Maja Haderlap, translated by Deirdre McMahon

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