Jeffery Conway

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Originally from Southern California, Jeffery Conway has lived in New York City since 1989. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Phoebe 2002: An Essay In Verse (Turtle Point Press,2003) , a ground-breaking mock epic-a deconstruction of the film All About Eve-which Michael Cunningham calls 'The grandest oddity of recent time, a truly marvelous book, ' as well as Chain Chain Chain (Ignition ... more »

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To An Angel

The first time we meet
in New York City
it will be snowing.
No one will stop
to take a picture
of us as we stand
inches apart and shake
hands on a busy street
corner. Taxicabs
will continue to pass,
splattering dirty slush
onto our wool coats.
We will walk
in silence to a cafe
where we'll sit
for hours sipping
espresso, fingering sugar
packets. The smoke
from your cigarette
will rise and hover
around your head
like mist in a grave-
yard covering
a tombstone at dawn,
the epitaph barely readable.
Just after ...

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