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Claude Simon
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French novelist, poet, and critic Claude Simon (1913–2005) received the 1985 Nobel Prize in Literature. His many works available in English translation include The Grass (1960), The Flanders Road (1961), The Palace (1963), Histoire (1968), Conducting Bodies (1974), Triptych (1976), Georgics (1989), The Invitation (1991), and The Acacia (1991). Louis Cancelmi’s translations of his poems “Archipelago” and “North” in this issue are copyright © 1974, 2009 Les Éditions de Minuit.

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Vol. 71
A Cabinet of Curiosity
Fall 2018
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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February 19, 2019
My mother cracked each day open like a gutted fish.
Her hours, a tarp draped over a stranger’s head.
The way grief works:

a mirror the chemical
that ruins the body,
a window, a small blue prayer
gone missing.
February 12, 2019
(I want nothing short of not being brief. It’s a peccadillo. Chickens take longer
Than they did. If I wasn’t kind today, it’s because I am feeling out of sorties like a movie
That ends before anything gets said that might resolve the question
Of why anyone would spend time making or watching a movie, or a bed.
February 5, 2019
I was beginning to sense a pattern. Not that I knew what the pattern was, just that one was coming into view. It had something to do with the babysitter. I didn’t hire her, and refuse to be blamed. Sharon hired the babysitter; I spotted the pattern.
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