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February 2, 2008AWP Conference, Hilton Hotel, New York City From the Academy Audio Archive

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A. Van Jordan is the author of The Cineaste: Poems (W.W. Norton & Company, 2013).

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A. Van Jordan

 

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A. Van Jordan

A. Van Jordan is the author of The Cineaste: Poems (W.W. Norton & Company, 2013).

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from (→) prep. 1. Starting at (a particular place or time): As in, John was from Chicago, but he played guitar straight from the Delta; he wore a blue suit from Robert Hall's; his hair smelled like coconut; his breath, like mint and bourbon; his hands felt like they were

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(Park Chan-Wook, 2003)
If one rainy night you find yourself
leaving a phone booth, and you meet a man
with a lavender umbrella, resist
your desire to follow him, to seek
shelter from the night in his solace.
Later, don't fall victim to the Hypnotist's
narcotic of clarity, which proves
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