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“Resolution” By Paul Violi

Today I’m reading poems by Paul Violi from Fracas published by Hanging Loose Press in 1999.

Heron

Photo: spaceamoeba (flickr)

"...until staring out of the reeds, the aforementioned heron is more felt than seen..." -from the poem "Resolution."

Born in Brooklyn in 1944, Paul Violi wrote eleven books of poetry. Widely published and anthologized, he received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, as well as numerous grants. Until his death in April 2011, he was on the faculty of Columbia University and The New School’s graduate writing program.

These poems, “Resolution,” “Over the River and Through the Woods,” and “At the Cottage of Messer Violi” are in his book Fracas, published by Hanging Loose Press in 1999.

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