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Amy Newlove Schroeder

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Amy Newlove Schroederis the author of The Sleep Hotel (Oberlin, 2010).

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The one who speaks does not know.				
The one who knows does not speak,

wrote the old master, which perhaps describes
the situation. Meaning we were all sad.

Meaning that when you were seized by desire,
it was nothing more than flesh, bared above the collarbone

she poured the long night of herself