Paul Breslin

(Braintree, MA)

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  • Paul Breslin (11/1/2003 8:24:00 AM)

    The Paul Breslin of Braintree, MA whose four poems appear on your site is not the Paul Breslin of Northwestern University you link to him in your biographical information. Paul Breslin of Northwestern university also publishes poems (a book, _You Are Here_, appeared in 2000; individual poems over the years in _Poetry_, _Slate_, _APR_, _Agni_, _TriQuarterly_, and elsewhere.) .

    The Northwestern Breslin's poems are very different from those of his Massachusetts Doppelgaenger.

    Just wanted to straighten this out.

    -Paul Breslin
    Department of English
    Northwestern University

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Terms Of Endearment

"When ye was young, ye worked much better,"
Frank Finnegan said to his body
"Ye ran and ye leaped like an Irish setter
And yer proportions wasn't s'shoddy.

"Yer legs would wend ye the way t'church
Yer knees was sturdy at prayer.
Ye climbed like an ape high up in the birch
And yer arms was strong for the wear.

"Yer eyes, like the crow's, could see off afar.
Yer teeth crunched candies of rock.
Ye rarely would stop for a drink at the bar,
And yer brains kept library stock.

"Yer ears, that wasn't ...

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