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Brian Russell

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Brian Russell is the author of The Year of What Now (Graywolf Press, 2013). He lives in Chicago.

by this poet


out in the wild the kingdom
of worms spin in silence
in separation and live
to leave behind

what’s become to them
useless such as luxury
begins and again becomes

the meticulous work
it took to shape a pattern out of
patience wore down a continent’s

grasses into