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Myriam Moscona
Myriam Moscona
Her collection Ivory Black (Negro marfil), translated from the Spanish by Jen Hofer, received the Harold Morton Landon Award from the Academy of American Poets in 2012...
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Ivory Black [BLACK breathing BLACK at the window]

by Myriam Moscona
translated by Jen Hofer

BLACK breathing BLACK at the window
The interior eye     Opposite watching's touch
	  In what is black white
Is by accident		The eye detaches
As it slips from itself
What is black		Like sky

In its scream		Glassed   
Spins			In a straight line
Draws along		In a spiral

     Isn't it your dream to be visible?
A luster spins		Atop another
Grows			In buds
The change of season comes
In clarities		        Lifts
Airborne		        High and low
Like the light		In our touch
		   The dark light that skies in whites
And in prayer the refrain repeats
Between nude walls			        Hangs
Window against the emanation:		Open

From Negro marfil / Ivory Black by Myriam Moscona. Copyright © 2011 by Jen Hofer. Published by Les Figues Press. Reprinted with permission of the translator.
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