A weekly poem, read by the author.
Jan. 10 2001 3:00 AM


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Something catches, then slips free.


                                                     The dead
Evaporating from the surface as we breathe. 

James Longenbach's most recent collection of poems is The Iron Key. Graywolf will publish a new prose book, The Virtues of Poetry, next year.

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