Scott Minar


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College professor and editor. Poems in The Paris Review, Poetry International, Crazyhorse, Ninth Letter, The Laurel Review, and many other journals in the US and Canada. Five books. Joyce Carol Oates: 'Scott Minar's work is a remarkable find.' more »

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The Sky's Letter

In the sky's envelope there is a
letter for us.
— Zbigniew Herbert, trans. Alissa Valles


An envelope fell out of the sky.
Insidious picked it up
and ran for the forest. His greed
was epic, a zeppelin.
He didn't know how many
dropped from a sky like this,
at least a thousand a minute and people sprinting
underneath like gladding swans.
He tore at them with his fingernail,
said a prayer of attrition and emptied
the contents into his palm.
Who could have predicted?
It burned his hand, so many stars
dumped out
into his...

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