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Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer’s most recent book is The Laughter of the Sphinx (New Directions, 2016).

His Artificial Lover Sings a Wordless Song

The year of silence coming to an end / my artificial lover joined me on the fevered wheel // to the tune of Tinkers Polka, Plums of Purity, / Under the Double Eagle, When // the White Magnolias Bloom...

Michael Palmer

It may not be obvious to all at first reading, but I cannot think of any of my writing of at least the last three decades that was not inflected by the shifting currents of “the now.” Nor can I think of any time in my writing life when the question, “Why poetry?” did not arise.


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