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Anna Moschovakis
Anna Moschovakis
She is the author of two books of poetry, You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake (Coffee House Press, 2011), winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets...
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Death as a Way of Life [It began:]

 
by Anna Moschovakis

It began:

1. Life is not fair
2. How can I be happy while others suffer
3. How can I not be happy while others suffer
4. Others will suffer whether or not I am happy
5. It is not the suffering of others that causes my happiness
6. It is not the not-suffering of others that causes my unhappiness
8.


I have been attracted to the idea that naming is a form of violence
but does that mean we should go around calling everyone Hey You
which seems like another sort of violence
even though it is a way of recognizing the other
as other

What can be said on this point?







From You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake by Anna Moschovakis. Copyright 2011 by Anna Moschovakis. Published by Coffee House Press. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
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