Chernoff, Maxine 2000

Wednesday, October 4, 2000
with Paul Hoover

Spring, we decided, was more
oppressive than winter with
its alyssum and clover
and the sheer weight of life
crowding us off the page.

– Maxine Chernoff, “Granted”

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What the body might guess,
what the hand requests,
what language assumes
becomes amulet,
which is to say
I am carrying your face
in a locket in a box
to a virtual location
guarded by kestrels,

– Maxine Chernoff, “Scene”

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