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POM: April 15

This is a new poet for me and I’m not sure why I’ve not come across her works before. She apparently was influential in the Modernist movement so I’m curious as to why when I read up on Pound and Elliot, Djuna Barnes doesn’t chime in. 123 more words

National Poetry Month

Call of the Night

Dark, and the wind-blurred pines,
With a glimmer of light between.                                                                                                                      Then I, entombed for an hourless night
With the world of things unseen.

Mist, the dust of flowers, 85 more words

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Ring-Dearest

Djuna Barnes came from a free love family and some of her early experiences with older men and women were unwanted (the sexual contact with her grandma is just freaky). 390 more words

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March -- Djuna Barnes

From Djuna Barnes’s Ladies Almanack.

Books

Finale by Djuna Barnes

In the center of the room lay the corpse.

The proper number of candles burned at head and feet.

The body had been duly attended to. 416 more words

Collected Stories

exposure

we swoon with the thickness of our own tongue
when we say i love
you
we are exposed
we are full to the gorge with our own name… 94 more words

Eloise Hendy

Djuna Barnes from Nightwood

None of us suffers as much as we should, or loves as much as we say.

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