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"Blackbird" by The Beatles

Lewis Mundt performs “Father Benjamin”

Danez Smith performs “Dear Ms. Thompson”

Neil Hilborn reads “Moving Day”

Emma Ruth Rundle performs on Audiotree Live.

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"To Know Him Is To Love Him" performed acoustically by Amy Winehouse, from Black To Black: B-Sides

"A Bronze God, or a Letter on Demand" by Clifton Gachagua

I like to think of your silence as the love letters you will not write me,
as two sax solos from two ages across a stage, learning the languages
of kissing with your eyes closed. I like to think of you as a god
to whom I no longer pray, as a god I aspire to. I like the opening of your joined palms,
which is like an urn where my ashes find a home. The music of your lashes;
the silent way your body wears out mine.
Mostly, I like to think of you at night when a black screen of shining dust shines
from your mines to the edge of my skin, where you are a lamp of flutters.
I remember the spectral lashes–marigold, tamarind, secret thing between your thighs,
of closed kissing eyes. At night, the possibility of you is a heavy
sculpture of heavy bronze at the side of my bed,
a god. And I pray you into life. Into flesh.

"Streamers" by Mark Smith

I caught this morning, mourning, sight
of you who flew into sky
you thought your own

and caught the sun down
to the marrow bones, tender embers
scorched there, sputter-guttered there—

let your blackened, blown feathers
fan our rage, outrage us, and now, here,
engage, oh, engage

our careworn careless care—
flame on, flame on you seared ones,
dear ones, you,

take us by the heart, make us see
the light

Terrance Hayes reads God Is An American

mccoyabigail:

Roommate Dave Hooker! A poet and intellectual http://dshooker.com/

This man is handsome!

mccoyabigail:

Roommate Dave Hooker! A poet and intellectual http://dshooker.com/

This man is handsome!

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"Arms of a Thief" by Iron & Wine, from Around the Well