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Monday, February 13, 2012

No news today - Guest Post - Timothy Liu and Hansa Bergwall

A moonshine mason jar appeared,
hot and bright when he needed
to prop the flowers up—lilies
that had yet to unfurl fragrance
in a room pinned down by elegies
that someday must be written.
His wristwatch had grown
a minute slow since last year.
He didn't notice but did feel
something slipping past: a ghost
making demands only a lover
would dare, binding his second
hand with a stray hair. Unlocking
his fears with a Mont Blanc.
Apple-picking on each other's
shoulders, drunk on the season.
Nor would they let the sun go
down till each had promised things
neither of them had to give.

HANSA BERGWALL (The Thames & Hudson Project) has poems published in Lodestar Quarterly, Caliban Online, St. Petersburg Review and Whistling Fire. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband.

TIMOTHY LIU (The Thames & Hudson Project) is the author of For Dust Thou Art (Southern Illinois University Press, 2005); Of Thee I Sing (2004), selected by Publishers Weekly as a 2004 Book-of-the-Year; Hard Evidence (2001); Say Goodnight (1998); Burnt Offerings (1995); and Vox Angelica (1992), which won the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award. He has also edited Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Gay American Poetry, (Talisman House, 2000). His poems have been included in many anthologies and have appeared in such magazines and journals as American Letters & Commentary, Bomb, Grand Street, Kenyon Review, The Nation, New American Writing, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry and Virginia Quarterly Review. His journals and papers are archived in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library.

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