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Anya Silver

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Anya Silver is the author of I Watched You Disappear (Louisiana State University Press, 2014) and The Ninety-Third Name of God (Lousiana State University Press, 2010). She teaches at Mercer University and lives in Macon, Georgia.

by this poet

It was after the war.
My father lay in an Austrian sanatorium,
his lungs full of tuberculosis.
Next to him, a young Soviet veteran
needed to confess to another Russian.
He had done something terrible, he said.			
In Kharkov, before the Germans came.
Under orders, he had taken enemies of the state,
shoved them