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Thanks to a residency at EcoHealth, my verse these days finds inspiration in the specter of future pandemics; for my dissertation at LMU München, where I tutor composition and edit a poetry weekly, I'm anatomizing the prosody of E. A. Robinson's sonnets—I also teach at MVHS and lead the Amerikahaus Literary Circle.


The Jewel Stairs Grievance

by Rihaku, 
translated by Ezra Pound 

The jewelled steps are already quite white with 


It is so late that the dew soaks my gauze stockings, 
And I let down the crystal curtain 
And watch the moon through the clear autumn. 

Note:  A recitation can be heard here.

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