04/18/2012

Rain simmered
the lake –

all that water
into water

made me feel
hungry for words

which cannot
say what I

so readily hold
with empty hands.

BIO:

Michael Bazzett's poems have appeared in West Branch, Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets, Green Mountains Review, DIAGRAM, and Guernica, among others, and his work was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. New poems are forthcoming in Carolina Quarterly, Pleiades, Smartish Pace and The Literary Review. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two children.
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'Why did you wear yellow hands?', Eszter Takacs


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'Columbus, OH', Aimee Nezhukumatathil


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'Untitled (tanka by shōgun Minamoto no Sanetomo)', Christian Bancroft