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Marcella Durand

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Marcella Durand

Marcella Durand is the author most recently of Rays of the Shadow (Tent Editions, 2017) and Le Jardin de M. (The Garden of M.) (joca seria, 2016), with French translations by Olivier Brossard. Her other books include Area (Belladonna, 2008) and Traffic & Weather (Futurepoem Books, 2008). She lives in New York City.

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Your voice carries easily through liquid; bridge is
halved by fog, as your tongue is divided in mist.
The fog of machinery augmented by steam.
Powered and then not powered, below a line, dark.
Cold, the weather has turned and out there, turbines still.
Water has divided, soft things and

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meaning that the moon will pass over the sun and blank it out.
in that moment the corona will appear to become brighter.
it “appears” because it does not actually become brighter; it “appears” to be so
in that moment grasses will whisper and the stars will
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