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Velocity of Escape, The
Siamese twins, circus performers, burn victims, and scientists all clash in this vibrant and vivid...
The Examined Life
A collection of poems, concrete poems and illustrations, The Examined Life unearths the lyricism buried...
Paramita, Little Black
In her first collection of poems, Suzanne Robertson meditates on the nature of intimacy; the...
Like the narrator of Raymond Carver's poem “Shiftless,” Janet Fraser likes to sit in a...
For the Baptism of Our Fragments
Described as the most "conspicuous voice in Italian poetry after Eugenio Montale," Mario Luzi created...
We, the Women
Merle Nudelman plumbs the nuances and vagaries which define our relationships and the shifting moments...
Love is a very long word explores the parallel, ambiguous realms of freedom and love -- much coveted yet unnatural states of the human mind. Combining the tradition of Balkan lyricism with narrative modernist techniques, these bold poems witness the cross-cultural world of their subjects -- from wounds to hope, struggle to wry triumph. The striking cover image for Love is a very long word is by photographer Marsida Lekaj.

"We sang a very hard song / for the cords of our throats. / The sounds were fragile, / the classroom walls were cold. / In our hearts a bee was buzzing."
Love is a very long word

Majlinda Bashllari
Love is a very long word
The Woman I Am
Dead Shadows
A Hunger Artist and Other Stories; Poems and Songs of Love
A Queen is Holding a Mummified Cat
Collected Poems
A Still Life: Selected Poems (1960-2010)
In Your Crib
Human Presences & Possible Futures: Selected Poems