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Brett Fletcher Lauer

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Author of the poetry collection A Hotel in Belgium (Four Way Books, 2014), Brett Fletcher Lauer is the deputy director of the Poetry Society of America and the poetry editor of A Public Space. He lives in New York City.

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I cut the orange in two 
  and the two parties 
are not equal. I watch 
  the driveway, study 
irregularities in market 
  fluctuation, the bird
humming at the feeder. 
  It’s colder than yesterday. 
Very dark. I’ve been here 
  now two years and 
haven’t received a letter.    
  One hour of sleep 
before