Susan Aizenberg

Susan Aizenberg
United States
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Susan Aizenberg is the author of Muse (Southern Illinois University Press, 2002), part of the Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry and the recipient of the 2003 Levis Reading Prize; and a chapbook-length collection of poems, Peru (Graywolf Press, 1997), which appears in Take Three: 2/AGNI New Poets Series. She is also the coeditor of The Extraordina ...
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Spring 1963
Back home from three years' monastery life, working
in Europe, he's in love with these pacific Heights
and genteel streets named for fruit trees that could
never grow here, with Willow Street, especially,
Eleanor Writes She's Reading Rimbaud
I've been reading Rimbaud again & I must confess
that his beautiful nights & scents of vineyards & beer—
his green lindens—all of it—takes me back, a little,
White Cat And Notebook: A Still Life
Rain hushes this February morning,
that same infusing chill
that once entered the slim bones
of your hands, until they ached, flushed
To Vishniac
A Vanished World
If only they'd been purely souls, saints,
or like the ditch weed thriving
against the ghetto wall, could have survived
Far Rockaway
Look: a man is teaching his children to ride
the big waves. Hand in hand in hand they wade out
past the first mild breakers. Icy green fingers


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