Deborah Landau

Deborah Landau Poems

Welcome to the Future

Richard propped up the bottles
like bowling pins


That summer there was no girl left in me.
It gradually became clear.
It suddenly became.

You've Got to Start Somewhere

I had the idea of sitting still
while others rushed by.
I had the thought of a shop
that still sells records.

from Blue Dark

the moon might rise and it might not
and if it brings a ghost light we will read beneath it


At night, down the hall into the bedroom we go.
In the morning we enter the kitchen.
Places, please. On like this,

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Ebrahim Hossseini 08 August 2017

Deborah Landau has an exceptional talent for making words dance to the tune of reality so gracefully, so beautifully and so meaningfully. In the Last Usable Hour, she says: “…this city is dry and the people all wanting each with a coin purse each with a thirst in her mouth…”.

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Deborah Landau is the author of The Uses of the Body (2015) and The Last Usable Hour (2011), both Lannan Literary Selections from Copper Canyon Press, and Orchidelirium (2004), which was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry.

Her work has appeared in the Paris Review, Tin House, Poetry, the New Yorker, the Wa ...

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