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John Freeman

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John Freeman

John Freeman is the author of Maps (Copper Canyon Press, 2017). He teaches writing at The New School and is an Artist-in-Residence at New York University.

by this poet

means nostalgia, I’m told, but also
nostalgia for what never was. Isn’t it
the same thing? At a café
in Rio flies wreathe my glass.
How you would have loved this: the waiter
sweating his knit shirt dark. Children
loping, in tiny suits or long