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The True-Blue American by Delmore Schwartz

Jeremiah Dickson was a true-blue American, For he was a little boy who understood America, for he felt that he must Think about everything; because that’s all there is to think about, Knowing immediately the intimacy of truth and comedy, … Continue reading

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The First Line is the Deepest by Kim Addonizio

I have been one acquainted with the spatula, the slotted, scuffed, Teflon-coated spatula that lifts a solitary hamburger from pan to plate, acquainted with the vibrator known as the Pocket Rocket and the dildo that goes by Tex, and I … Continue reading

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A Miracle for Breakfast by Elizabeth Bishop

At six o’clock we were waiting for coffee, Waiting for coffee and the charitable crumb That was going to be served from a certain balcony, —Like kings of old, or like a miracle. It was still dark. One foot of … Continue reading

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To Brooklyn Bridge by Hart Crane

How many dawns, chill from his rippling rest The seagull’s wings shall dip and pivot him, Shedding white rings of tumult, building high Over the chained bay waters Liberty– Then, with inviolate curve, forsake our eyes As apparitional as sails … Continue reading

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next to of course god america by e e cummings

“next to of course god america i love you land of the pilgrims’ and so forth oh say can you see by the dawn’s early my country ’tis of centuries come and go and are no more what of it … Continue reading

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I, Too by Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table When company comes. Nobody’ll dare … Continue reading

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Incident by Amiri Baraka

He came back and shot. He shot him. When he came back, he shot, and he fell, stumbling, past the shadow wood, down, shot, dying, dead, to full halt. At the bottom, bleeding, shot dead. He died then, there after … Continue reading

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