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Uljana Wolf
in all honesty i possess eleven fingers, outside of honesty too. it's a clumpcloddy finger, the
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E-MAIL TO THE INFINITE
Carlos Bedoya
God, do not ask me for patience.
Perhaps everything is already dead.
Well, I didn’t
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E55
K. Schippers
Split scenes without hidden meanings . . .
now we’re here, why not check your
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EACH ENTRY INTO YOUR BODY
Julián Malatesta
Each entry into your body
Is a new voyage into known territory.

A landscape of ancient
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EACH OF US HAS A NAME
Zelda
Each of us has a name
given by God
and given by our parents

Each of us has a
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EAR
Lyor Shternberg
My love, I give you my inner ear,
defective from birth, the right ear in which high notes...
EARFIELD
Gerhard Falkner
I desired, blind breath, as of hope
       the most fervent
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EARTH
Michel Deguy
          You return. You leave the shore. You
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EARTH
Antonella Anedda
Round, frozen in its oceans, transparent
like a cell under the microscope
or horizontal
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EARTH
Tatsuji Miyoshi
an ant goes
dragging a butterfly wing
ah
like a
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EARTHQUAKE
Ali Abdolrezaei
She raised a finger
Excuse me, teacher!

If the holy cow slips
tin roofs
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EASTER
Maria van Daalen
Someone must be the witness
and arise when the body can no longer take the sorrow.
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EASTER IN THE OVEN
Kiki Dimoula
The goat kept on bleating hoarsely.
I angrily opened the oven what’s all the noise I asked...
EASTER SATURDAY
Miguel Iriarte
It is mid-morning on a Saturday that will bring its surprises
And she has gone out to look
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EATING OUT
Anne Vegter
You can best do things with pleasure
you would otherwise do with pleasure.
If there
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ECCE HOMO
Manuel de Freitas
I’d never woken up in a place like that – a hovel past
all imagining, near the gothic city of
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ECLIPSE
Hugo Jamioy Juagibioy
The sun boy runs adolescent
he wants to catch up with the moon;

the girl moon
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EDEN, TWO, THREE AND CHURNED-UP ME
Valérie Rouzeau
I

The horse has eaten the rose here is the Prince
His hair is all on end he must
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EDGE
Zhang Zao
Like a tomato hiding on the edge of a steelyard he is always
lying down. Something flashes past,
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EDGE
Michel Deguy
Why this loved formula comes back
“At the edge of the world once more”
What is edge, what is
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EFEB WITH CYPRIPEDIUM
Simona Popescu
Sweet ephebe, dear good friend,
shall I compare thee to what?
There’s nothing to
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EFFI BRIEST; GERMAN-LANGUAGE POLAROID
Thomas Kling
1
             endless telephone
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EGO FLOS
Guido Gezelle

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EH-JANAIKA, EH-JANAIKA
Takako Arai
Why does this phrase, “Eh-janaika” (It’s alright, isn’t it?)
Drive
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EIGHT
Armando
The body scrapes the waves,
long-limbed, breathing,
too much too much to bear in a
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EIGHTEEN YEARS AFTER HE PASSED AWAY
Yudit Shahar
He wasn’t important; the Population Registry lost
his documents, the Ministry of the Interior
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EIGHTH. 2
Roberto Juarroz
Words too fall to the ground,
like birds suddenly driven crazy
by their own
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EIGHTH. 72
Roberto Juarroz
Which to erase first:
shadow or body,
the word written yesterday
or the word
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EIN LEBEN
Dan Pagis
In the month of her death, she is standing by the windowframe,
a young woman with a stylish,
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ELDORADO
Gordana Benić
    Vulcan’s black lizard of Jabuka Island, volcanic Avalon, shapeshifts into a
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ELECTRIC FIELD
Jun Er
computer, telephone, mobile
lighting, plugs, charger for the mobile
here I am, sitting in my
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ELECTRIC LOCK
Shang Qin
Tonight the streetlights where I live went out at midnight as usual.

While I looked for my
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ELECTRIC LOCK
Shang Ch'in
Tonight the streetlights where I live went out at midnight as usual.

While I looked
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ELEGY
Zhang Zao
a letter opens, someone says:
the weather’s turned cold
another letter opens
it’s empty,
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ELEGY
María Mercedes Carranza
I was walking looking at the sky
and I fell on my nose.
Now my whole body is bleeding....
ELEGY
Ahmed Joumari
O . . . do you remember that year ?
Great longing is still in the eyes.
Affliction in
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ELEGY
Paulo Teixeira
Our homes don’t lodge the future. It gets lost
among the trees and midnight. Naked
like a
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ELEGY
Maurice Gilliams
Sunday in the country.
You smoke, you look out of the window,
linden trees in front of
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ELEGY
Shota Iatashvili
A very sad vehicle
Stopped in the street.
On worn-out tyres
It stopped for a few
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ELEGY
Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen
Life’s a trap
At worst a mass grave, at best a graveyard
Each alone and each
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ELEGY FOR LOVE
Hassan El Ouazzani
The cloud
did not regain its nest. Amazement
did not depart from its shadow. The star...
ELEGY FOR MY FATHER
Eduardo Cote Lamus
Once he lay down, he took to dying as
he had formerly taken to living,
to cutting down
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ELEGY OF WATER
Vasyl Makhno
Every rainbow drinks water – and fish fly in the wind.
Deep oceans of the world –
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ELEMENTA
Anneke Brassinga
If every instant’s an obscure beginning
of aftermath that only after centuries...
ELEPHANT
Kiji Kutani
I dreamed about an elephant.

With its long, wrinkled trunk
covered with short,
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ELEVATOR
Han Lynn
The coffin doesn’t fit
In the elevator
Let’s keep it vertical
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ELEVENTH. 1.3
Roberto Juarroz
A writing that withstands bad weather,
that can be read beneath sun or rain,
beneath
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ELEVENTH. IV.22
Roberto Juarroz
You have to dig up the sources.

You have to dig up the sources
and find what is
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ELISHA
Esther Ettinger
A bed and a table and a chair and a lamp
You said
And I said Elisha.
A bed and a
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ELK
Jan Erik Vold
      1
You may call me an
elk. I am
no elk but I
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ELSEWHERE
Ewa Lipska
I’d like to live Elsewhere.
In hand-embroidered towns.

To meet those
who are
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EMBANKMENT
Gastão Cruz
In the end when cities
are nothing
but rubble search

through your home ...
EMBASSIES
Cristóbal Joannon
Those edifices of the industrial era, whose sadness
is only contested by our tourist
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EMBODIMENT
Monika Rinck
the bright day is late, but still light
no fibre paths between zero and one
save the pull
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EMBODIMENT OF THE REAL THROUGH FORGETTING
Ion Mureşan
It is all that I have forgotten, the rubble, the dross,
that actually embodies reality....
EMBRYOLOGY
Navit Barel
Where do the eyes look? A distant question.
The thinking fetus leans on its unfinished
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EMILY’S EYES OVER AMHERST
Claudiu Komartin
This night does not know the words of introduction

This night with little robots and
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EMPTINESS
Raúl Henao
One morning I awoke empty



There remained not the slightest trace of me
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EMPTY
Sigitas Parulskis
My shoes are empty, aha, empty are my shoes
white salt lines visible on cracked leather...
EMULATORS
Margarida Vale de Gato
Was it circus or siege, gesture or style
the act of embracing? was it candor
such
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ENALBIS
Jairo Guzmán
I.
I speak to you from a nameless place
Where your face appears amongst waves of gold...
ENCOUNTER
Albertina Soepboer
The city hung out its gray streets, sugar
swirled over the railroad tracks, one night.

In
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ENCOUNTER
Teixeira de Pascoaes
My living encounter with the humble
Things of Nature gives birth to souls,
Divine
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ENCOUNTER WITH WILLIAM BLAKE
Juan Diego Tamayo
I will see William Blake
like a storm in his paradises of fire

He will tell me that
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ENCOUNTERING SNOW AT RED SNAIL TEMPLE
Song Lin
Snow, coming down aimlessly,
Giddy, eternal spell,
Or a stage for dreams;
Muddled
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END OF THE LINE
Louis De Paor
It won’t do you anymore,
the slit skintight dress
that measured in your eyes only ...
ENDOCRINE LYRIC
Damir Šodan
In 1934, having lost his patroness
who for forty years supported his writing
and political
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ENEMIES OF LOVE
Abdel-ilah Salhi
Ideology left us, my friend, at the city entrance
in a narrow alley between fortune and
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ENGRAVING
Peter Theunynck
The way people fly
in old engravings, so clear-cut
so credulous.

Between
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ENIGMA FOR SEVEN COLORS
Fernando Denis
The dream is the dream of hexameters, where the sea
Burns with more felicity than all the
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ENLIGHTENMENT IN THE CONDEMNED MOUTH
Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin
l.          The Subtracting
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ENORMOUS APPETITE
Song Xiaoxian
on highways in the north of China
trucks loaded with chickens from Hunan
beef cattle from
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ENOUGH ALREADY!
Elke Erb
Am I waking up? Where are
my circumstances? Around me? What-
ever must be?...
ENOUGH I POETRY
Sasja Janssen
You wanted to see, what I had become.
Was it the children, they screamed
your dreams on
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ENTANGLED
Cecilie Løveid
I sat on your lap.
You were not my father.
I was not your daughter.
You were not my
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ENVOI
Hugo Claus
My verses stand gawping a bit.
I never get used to this. They’ve lived here
long
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ENVY
Shuijing Zhulian
I notice certain endless-eternal things:
heavens, oceans, grasslands, grass-eating
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EPIGRAM
Frank Koenegracht
        mama you’ve b’n on my mind
   
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EPIGRAM OF POWER
Juan Manuel Roca
With crowns of snow under the sun
The Kings go
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EPILOGUE
Olivier Cadiot
the sky is blue; a
week; the sky is blue; a month; the sky is blue; a
whole year:...
EPITAPH
Leonard Nolens
I have a love who’s as old as my self.
She cannot die as long as I’m not dead.

She so
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EPITAPH
Amir Or
O walker, leave the path a while,
sit among the berry trees and vines,
water and trees and
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EPITAPH
Nuno Júdice
The best died in epidemics: some
went by the plague, others by the flu
they called
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EPITAPH
Ignatius T. Mabasa
We silently walk to the cemetery
We, pall-bearers of our own coffins

We used to
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EPITAPH
Gert Vlok Nel
Last night I dreamed that I was living in 1975 again, the year
when I was last happy. Then I
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EPITAPH FOR “POET’S TOMB”
Shuntaro Tanikawa


When I was born
I was nameless
like a water molecule
But right away
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EPITAPH ON MY GRAVESTONE
Manushya Puthiran
There is
no one here.
You may
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EQUATION
Bahar Tavakoli
We should in equal measure
  lie to each other 
In equal measure ...
ERASMUS
Duo Yu
  
who can anger him,
when he no longer gives a damn
about life and death
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ERBARME DICH
Maria Barnas
An Englishman with gorgeous eyes is tuning my piano.
I’m going to do it very carefully, he
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ESCAPE
Ingrid Jonker
From this Valkenburg have I run away
and in my thoughts return to Gordon’s Bay:

I
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ESSAY ON LITHUANIAN LITERATURE
Eugenijus Ališanka
less and less am I able to answer the question of why I write
sometimes it seems: in order to
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ESSAY ON SOAP
Jan Wagner
one piece was always nearby,
followed its own phases,
diminishing like almost
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ESTORAQUES
Eduardo Cote Lamus
The wind that comes and the wind that goes
are actually unrelated to time.
The time in
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ESTRANGEMENT, AND
Nirendranath Chakravarti
[1]
There’s moss a little below the surface of the water,
you can see it if you lean just
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ETERNAL CYPRESSES
Xi Chuan
Some day I will sleep forever without waking
Never again will I see the cypresses of the
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ETERNITY
Irena Matijašević
ready for mustaches
unpleasant to touch
i’m not sleepy
it just a phase
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ETHEREAL MATERIAL
Mirta Rosenberg
My children are by far my greatest revolution.

Twice I orbited complete
like a
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ETHICS
Nuno Júdice
I stand before the sea, before its waves,
before the tides stirred by September, before the
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EULOGIES FOR SYLVIA PLATH
Boujema El Aoufi
My love
Do you hear me reciting
Songs about the green country and the ultimate
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EUROPE IN ROTTERDAM
Nuno Júdice
The heart of Europe is hurting me, with its veins swollen
by the wind out of the West, and
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EURYDICE
Barbara Korun
When I come
I will not be singing,
I will simply be there.
I will be light
that
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EUTHANASIA
Hassan El Ouazzani
Because I am allied to all this dust. Because my heart is full
of wilderness. Because I am a
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EVEN THIS LITTLE
Mark Boog
Even this little could burn.
From the ashes nothing
rises, an empty bird,
that I
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EVEN WITHOUT GOD
Kedarnath Singh
How strange it is
that at ten in the morning
the world is still going about its
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EVENING
Basudev Sunani
How effeminate is the sun?

A dab of collyrium
In its eyes
And the world is
...
EVENING
Toshio Nakae
Somehow
----
I was about to say
‘Incidentally’
but haven’t said anything...
EVENING
Mitsuharu Kaneko
White rocks, multitudinous wharf roaches scatter.
It’s a lonely, darkening shore.
. . .
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EVENING
Nachoem M. Wijnberg
Cavafy writes about a young man
who didn’t yet know what kind of career he wanted,...
EVENING AND MORNING I
Jos De Haes
Things I’ve never understood,
not the dynamo, not hate,
not the skill of a pinch that
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EVENING IN DÚN LAOGHAIRE
Miriam Van hee
1.
the lady from latvia recounted
how the people ended up where they did:
the finns
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EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
Barbara Korun
And then the voice says: Shut down your reason, spread your
wings and soar across the sky.
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EVERY CONVERSATION A QUIZ
Micha Hamel
(to a simple question:)
Who makes the patterns
in the coconut slices?
Martin de
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EVERY TEAR A MINUS
Ramsey Nasr
the flowers used to know exactly
when and where young germans
with deeply wounded
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EVERYANIMAL
Erik Menkveld
By the ditch’s side I am sprouting udders,
in the air feathers stick into my skin....
EVERYDAY
Ayman Agbaria
Everyday
The sun arrives raising my hopes
And the need to buy more newspapers. ...
EVERYDAY GOD
Kazue Shinkawa
Can there be anything like a simple, pure act? A virtue like gentleness that doesn’t hurt
...
EVERYONE IS HERE
Jan Baeke
Not a sound. Not a single sound.
Something in the mechanism had been moved
as a result
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EVERYONE MUST OVERCOME HIS OWN BIOGRAPHY
Yael Globerman
I  
Now, in this light, I can see:
two enormous parents inflating on the couch....
EVERYTHING
Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi
Let the wind blow from a fisherman’s mouth,
from the span of a sail to the shell of a boat,...
EVERYTHING HAS BEEN SAID
Fredy Chicangana
I have nothing to say
about the time and the space that
have come upon us.
...
EVERYTHING IS NEW
Esther Jansma
What was going to happen was already here,
spelt out precisely by a cup which
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EVERYTHING'S FINE
Anat Zecharya
They ask: what
have you been doing lately?
I answer: waving castanets in the air ...
EVIDENCE
Nguyễn Tiên Hoàng
Now Found Guilty
[stamped, by the highest Authority in Region]

List:
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EVOLÈNE
Hédi Kaddour
Brushed suddenly by the shadow
Of what she’s just said “That heats up
My
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EVOLUTION
Hagit Grossman
 
Once I was a Paleolithic painter, a sensual hunter  
plundering the
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EWE
Andriana Škunca
        Fallen silent against the wall it makes another – a
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EXACTLY THAT MUCH
Nachoem M. Wijnberg
Waving a beggar aside, but still giving him what he’s asking for ...
EXALTATIONS IN SLEEP
Durs Grünbein
How deep we sink when the light goes out
and the heaviness falls from our shoulders....
EXAMPLE
Armando Orozco Tovar
In the struggle has to be victory
hidden in forms,
like the face
behind the
...
EXAMPLE
Ester Naomi Perquin
In one day you can do it all: fall in love with a man,
smile and scoff at yourself several
...
EXAMPLE
Yanko González
They want me to leave like I did not want to leave
So I tell them I am leaving
But by
...
EXCAVATION
Umberto Fiori
High up the cranes swing round
and down below there’s a criss-cross
traffic of sirens...
EXCEPT FOR YOU
José Tolentino Mendonça
What’s said about winter may be said about youth
it’s an abstract season
at a certain
...
EXCERPTS FROM JARASANDHA'S BLOG
Sachin Ketkar
(i)

When Bhima seized me by my legs
In his merciless iron clutches
I thought
...
EXCERPTS FROM TIME BABA
Zali Gurevitch
everyone wants their feet
on the ground; but what about
being in the air; on the ground
...
EXCHANGE
Yi Sha
in Nässjö, in a park by a lake
a black headscarf fails to wrap away her beauty—
the Arabic
...
EXECUTION
Mehrdad Arefani
Be it a misty morning
or drizzling on the night flower
Be it sunny
or
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EXERCISE IN ECSTASY
Mark van Tongele
Lie on your back on the arch of the sky, senses
free in the sun, and let your head dangle ...
EXHAUSTION
Manushya Puthiran
Another day
and somehow
we have made it
back to the room.

Carry-bags...
EXIT TO THE SEA
Meir Wieseltier
Once there  was a woman.
She was very old.
For seventy-five years
she’d lived
...
EXIT WITHOUT EMERGENCY
Luis Eduardo Rendón
I

Mother
I can no longer remember the umbilical cord that choked me in the first
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EXODUS
Carlos Bedoya
To be alone is not enough
silence and stillness are not enough either
I listen to the
...
EXPELLED
Moshe Dor

Lying in bed during the long
foreign nights, I dwell on you,
Tel Aviv, and my
...
EXPERIENCE AND DISAPPEARING
Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen
we experience and disappear
we are cases won

we are cases lost
and cases
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EXPROPRIATION
André Schmitz
They grab a gown in which there is
no longer anyone – because of expropriation!...
EXTENDED PLAY
Răzvan Ţupa
at first you can’t believe that a man changes his face every two minutes and you see only
...
EXTRACT FROM TO A CITY
Juan Diego Tamayo
I

The clock ticks
black rose on a red tablecloth
I watch
the bones
...
EXTREME
Debarati Mitra
Just because I didn't light a match, did you think there was no fire?
Why should I declare
...
EXTREME UNCTION
Manuel António Pina
A brief and affable sorrow
surfacing in the eyes, a distant disappointment,
you died as
...
EYEFUL
Umberto Fiori
With sunlight, one morning, I saw how
your own strength has stopped you here,
dear
...
EYES
Vasant Abaji Dahake
A night like opium
when the moonlight moans through the water,
that’s how your eyes...
EYES AND FINGERS
Shoichiro Iwakiri
A child is
stooped over
picking flowers
with her fingers
storing away light
...
EYES OF SMALL ANIMALS
Ya Shi
Honestly      with regards to the creatures of the valley
I feel ashamed
...
 
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