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Real Time Map of Austria

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Das Kapital by Amiri Baraka

  Strangling women in the suburban bush they bodies laid around rotting while martinis are drunk the commuters looking for their new yorkers feel a draft & can get even drunker watching the teevee later on the Ford replay. There … Continue reading

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Spleen by Charles Baudelaire

Spleen J’ai plus de souvenirs que si j’avais mille ans. Un gros meuble à tiroirs encombré de bilans, De vers, de billets doux, de procès, de romances, Avec de lourds cheveux roulés dans des quittances, Cache moins de secrets que … Continue reading

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The Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread — Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She sang … Continue reading

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Roque Dalton – Two Poems

Communism will be, among other things, an aspirin the size of the sun.   The first of these great short poems by Salvodoran poet, guerilla and communist, Roque Dalton, was translated and sent to me by Kansas City poet Anne … Continue reading

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