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Djuna Barnes
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Djuna Barnes (1892–1982) is best known for her novel Nightwood (1936), a tragic novel about the gay expatriate life in Paris during the 1920s, which was acclaimed by T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas and others. Barnes's many works also include Ryder and The Antiphon. She was also an accomplished journalist, artist and playwright. Djuna Barnes, "Eighteen Poems," copyright © 1998, The Authors League Fund as literary executor of the Estate of Djuna Barnes.

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Vol. 73
Earth Elegies
Fall 2019
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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March 31, 2020
in the pharmacy of the child
one used a hopscotch stone
a jacket zipper one’s tongue
the sharper tongue of a friend
anything to get one’s soft skin back
March 17, 2020
1.

Because he could picture himself curled up on the shelf of the refrigerator between the bread and the light.

2.

Because he stared up at the sprinkler attachment and thought of it as a metal flower.
March 10, 2020
Mears takes your name. As soon as you say it, he speaks it in quick echo, and it is now his and no longer yours. We don’t know what he does with it or what it does for him, but we do know what happens to those he pilfers.