Lin, Willie 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Blue Hour Reading Series with Willie Lin and Dipika Mukherjee
Haymarket House


No one wanted to do it, no one wanted
to look at a thing so large, helpless
to die or live, not knowing what to ask for itself.
To imagine an after. Even less to change it.

– Willie Lin, “A Story Ending with an Offering”

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Watch Willie Lin’s 2022 reading with Dipika Mukherjee at the Chicago Poetry Center:

Willie Lin begins at 11:29 minutes.

Already, the crops are failing.
The crows shuttling back and forth,
breaking branches, dropping stones.
How easy to read sadness
into the empty room. It is yours.

– Willie Lin, “Birth”

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