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Luljeta Lleshanaku

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Luljeta Lleshanaku is an Albanian-born poet and author of several poetry collections, most recently, Negative Space, translated by Ani Gjika (New Directions, 2018). Her other books include Haywire: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2011), Child of Nature (New Directions, 2010), and Fresco (New Directions, 2002). She currently serves as the research director at the Institute of Studies of Communist Genocide and lives in Albania.

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The moon
nicotine of a kiss. . .

A sideways glance
like the mast of a pirate ship
beyond a distant island