Levis, Larry 1982

Friday, December 10, 1982

All night I dreamed of my home,
of the roads that are so long
and straight they die in the middle–
among the spines of elderly weeds
on either side, among the dead cats,
the ants who are all eyes, the suitcase
thrown open, sprouting failures.

– Larry Levis, “Signs”

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After the Obsession with Some Beloved Figure: An Interview with Larry Levis

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Applying to Heavy Equipment School
I marched farther into the Great Plains
And refused to come out.
I threw up a few scaffolds of disinterest.
Around me in the fields, the hogs grunted
And lay on their sides.

– Larry Levis, “The Map”

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Watch Larry Levis read some of his work:

“Two Poems: A Reading by Larry Levis” | Blackbird v13n2 | #gallery

Larry Levis reads two poems-“Elegy with a Thimbleful of Water in the Cage” and “Poem Ending with a Hotel on Fire”-in an unknown location around 1995.

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