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Richard Garcia

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Richard Garcia is the author of five books of poetry, including The Chair (BOA Editions, 2014). He teaches in the Antioch University low-residency MFA program and lives on James Island, South Carolina.

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Both lying on our sides, making love in
spoon position when she’s startled, What’s that?
She means the enormous ship passing before you—
maybe not that large, is it a freighter

or a passenger ship?  But it seems huge in the dark
and it’s so close.  That’s a poem you say, D. H.
Lawrence—Have you built your ship