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Robert Duncan
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Robert Duncan (1919–1988) was associated with movements including the San Francisco Renaissance, the New American Poetry, and the Black Mountain school. Called “one of the most accomplished, one of the most influential” of the postwar American poets by Kenneth Rexroth, he was also a pioneering figure in gay culture and politics, publishing the essay “The Homosexual in Society” in 1944. Recent editions of his work include The H. D. Book: The Collected Writings of Robert Duncan (University of California), Ground Work: Before the War/In the Dark, A Selected Prose, and Selected Poems (all New Directions).

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Vol. 69
Being Bodies
Fall 2017
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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November 21, 2017
My neighbors convened a kangaroo court. The charge against me was stealing newspapers. I contended that after 9:00 am they were artifacts not news and were therefore fair game under international archaeological conventions.
October 31, 2017
Like you were always
waiting in line for something
just vaguely wanted. What makes us

more human than waiting.
October 24, 2017
Shapeshift at quonset in a military theater by the sea
west coast bildungsroman scrub data field salt flat doubt drains
the projectionist’s daughter popping in and out of the frame
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