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Heather McHugh

(20 August 1948 / San Diego, California)

Poems of Heather McHugh

1. After Su Tung P'o 4/24/2012
2. Amenities 4/24/2012
3. Better or Worse 4/24/2012
4. Constructive 4/24/2012
5. Dark View 4/24/2012
6. Debtor's Prison Road 4/24/2012
7. Elevated 4/24/2012
8. Etymological Dirge 1/13/2003
9. From the Tower 4/24/2012
10. Ghazal of the Better-Unbegun 1/20/2003
11. Ghoti 1/13/2003
12. Glass House 4/24/2012
13. Half Border, Half Lab 4/24/2012
14. In Praise of Pain 4/24/2012
15. Inside 4/24/2012
17. Man in the Street or Hand Over Mouth 4/24/2012
18. Myrrha to the Source 4/24/2012
19. Nano-Knowledge 1/13/2003
20. No Sex for Priests 4/24/2012


The literate are ill-prepared for this
snap in the line of life:
the day turns a trick
of twisted tongues and is
untiable, the month by no mere root
moon-ridden, and the yearly eloquences yielding more
than summer's part of speech times four. We better learn

the buried meaning in the grave: here

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