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Jena Osman
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Jena Osman
Jena Osman’s books of poems include Corporate Relations (Burning Deck), Public Figures (Wesleyan), The Network (Fence, National Poetry Series selection), An Essay in Asterisks (Roof), and The Character (Beacon, winner of the 1998 Barnard New Women Poets Prize). She cofounded and coedited the literary magazine Chain.

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

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March 19, 2019
Do this in memory of my mother

and of my mother’s mother

Here is this lacquered box (Fig. 100.5)           inlaid

with their blood
March 12, 2019
after collapsing at the plaza fountain in Turin Nietzsche gave up
coherent speech and stayed alive somewhere else for almost twelve years
his unmapped terrain resembled a canvas painted black in successive
luminous opacities of backlit abyss, if he turned on a television
this is what he saw, if he closed his eyes, if he looked out the window
again unshielded night
March 5, 2019
For once they all agreed, it would be the concert of the season, the return of the prodigy son. The Jerusalem music scene was in heat—survivors, empty seat fillers, remnants planted on their subscriptions, but from the neck up, in brainpans that went on ticking, still the strictest standards, the highest expectations.
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