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May 21, 2009 Housing Works Bookstore, New York City From the Academy Audio Archive

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Jeffrey Yang is the author of Vanishing-Line (Graywolf Press, 2011). He works as an editor at New Directions Publishing and New York Review Books and lives in Beacon, New York.

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Jeffrey Yang

 

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Jeffrey Yang

Jeffrey Yang

Jeffrey Yang is the author of Vanishing-Line (Graywolf Press, 2011). He works as an editor at New Directions Publishing and New York Review Books and lives in Beacon, New York.

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or is true as
Happiness

Birth
A pure river

Conditions for the equal good
to be as wise and fortunate

at the start

Lost in the pursuit

Under a white oak
two children sitting back
to

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How easy it is to lose oneself
in a kelp forest. Between 
canopy leaves, sunlight filters thru 
the water surface; nutrients
bring life where there'd other-
wise be barren sea; a vast eco-
system breathes. Each 
being being 
being's link.
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