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Joseph Harrison

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Joseph Harrison is the author of Shakespeare's Horse (Waywiser Press, 2015), Identity Theft (Waywiser Press, 2008), and Someone Else’s Name (Zoo Press, 2003). His honors include an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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He was a man knew horses, so we moved
As wills were one, and all was won at will,
In hand with such sleight handling as improved
Those parks and parcels where we’re racing still,

Pounding like pairs of hooves or pairs of hearts
Through woodland scenes and lush, dramatic spaces