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A. Frances Johnson – “Microaviary”

The man from PR has a brow like a furrowed dune. These are unmanned drones he says in unmanned couplets that surveil and kill. He introduces me to a gifted man-child building wings that replicate the hovering skills of the

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W.D. Snodgrass: After Experience Taught Me…

After experience taught me that all the ordinary Surroundings of social life are futile and vain;          I’m going to show you something very          Ugly: someday, it might save your life. (Full text here) Happy Remembrance Day.

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Wilfred Owen: Dulce et Decorum Est

Gas! Gas! Quick, boys! – An ecstasy of fumbling, Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time; But someone still was yelling out and stumbling, And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime… (Full text here) Happy Remembrance Day.

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AD Hope: Inscription for a War

“Stranger, go tell the Spartans we died here obedient to their commands.” — Inscription at Thermopylae Linger not, stranger. Shed no tear. Go back to those who sent us here. We are the young they drafted out To wars their

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