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Larry Sawyer

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Larry Sawyer is the author of Breaking Lorca (White Hole Press, 2014). He teaches at, and is the co-director of, the Chicago School of Poetics and lives in Chicago.

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for James Wright


   The poet will seek to clothe herself in sparrows.

A motor in each leaf
distills autumn’s engines and we’re off.

Upstart cartoon morning;
     these various roosters scratch inside the eyelids
     and declare beneath the streetlamps that their