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Richard Jackson

The world is a nest of absences.
Every once in a while someone comes along
to fill the gaps.

— Richard Jackson, from “Misunderstood,” Out of Place: Poems (Ashland Poetry Press, 2014)

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Richard Jackson

What I am trying to say is that, in the end, too much is
invisible. That’s why I watch you approach now,
to touch me in ways I have no words for. 12 more words

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Richard Jackson

These words migrate towards invisible
meanings. It would be hard to predict what follows.

— Richard Jackson, from “Visionary,” Verse Daily. (February 17, 2011)

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Father Figure

Anxieties about modern American manhood played out in the bedrooms of little girls

“A crock of shit” is how Mike Kelley once described what he called the “modernist cult of the child.” 1,868 more words

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Book Giveaway - ALL EARS, ALL EYES - Richard Jackson.

All EARS, ALL EYES is a beautiful book. I want to thank Caitlyn Dlouhy at Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books for arranging to provide us this book for one lucky winner. 683 more words

Opportunity

Richard Jackson

You are me when you are not you. I am you
When I am not me. The branch above us wonders if
It is time to fall. 9 more words

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Richard Jackson

One time, your heart almost slipped away on a river
barge. Your hands seemed to claw the sky. I’m sorry.
No one else made anything out of those streaked clouds. 22 more words

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