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Bernard Noël
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Bernard Noël is a poet, novelist, essayist, historian, and art critic. He received the Prix National de Poésie in 1992 and both the poet laureateship and the Grand Prix International Guillevic-Ville de Saint-Malo in 2005. He is the author of numerous books including La Chute des temps and Extraits du corps, from Poésie/Gallimard; and Le Reste du voyage: Et Autres Poèmes, from Points/poésie Seuil.

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Vol. 72
Nocturnals
Spring 2019
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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June 11, 2019
“I wanted ours to be a perfect
union,” he tells us at the table in the back, candle out.

“I wanted every desire to be balanced, exactly,
by generosity. And stasis to be a form

of flight. But I was yammering
in my sleep.
After Rosmarie Waldrop
June 4, 2019
Sometimes I see a transparent profile, shadow-self with its thready tendrils turning to face the absence of a face framed by the window opposite. Selflessness is a complicated structure in that it doesn’t exist. The speaker ever-hovers just outside the door, listening. She went whichaway, grinding her teeth to shadow.
May 28, 2019
I have in common with old window glass
a pleasant warping
of whatever forces through

In this sickly light the defanged
dogs slurp their sludges. I intone as taught
“Here no mystery is”
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