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Tony Sanders

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Tony Sanders was born on May 2, 1957, in New York City and studied at Yale University, the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and the University of Houston. He is the author of four books of poetry: Speaking in Turn (Gnomon Press, 2012), a collaboration with poet Chard deNiord; Warning Track (Turtle Point Press, 2004); Transit Authority (Grove Press, 2000); and Partial Eclipse (University of North Texas Press, 1994). He lived in New York City and Vermont. Sanders died on February 11, 2015.

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Polite, intent, no fooling this time, because blasphemy
Doesn't follow Him, but the other way around. How
The silence of churches at bedtime can brighten a day,
A soul's day. How Barbie and Ken dolls from memory 
Can lighten a day, even as the bad boats from upriver
Go down river, since that's what they do, move