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Roberto Harrison

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Roberto Harrison

Roberto Harrison is the author of six poetry collections, most recently YAVIZA (Atelos, 2017) and BRIDGE OF THE WORLD (Litmus Press, 2017). His other books include Culebra (Green Lantern Press, 2016), bicycle (Noemi Press, 2015), Counter Daemons (Litmus Press, 2006), and OS (subpress, 2006). He serves as the 2017-2019 Milwaukee Poet Laureate, and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his wife, the poet Brenda Cárdenas. 

 

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then when they offered something
of command, the night
received them to confirm

a change of season. they were not
standing on the earth, or

they remembered that the fields of rice
would not harvest them, people
of the ashes. their directions

would not receive the ancient