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octet with pneumonia
that cold March rain's cascade of influenza; raindrops magnified against a glass bus shelter— the next bus coughs, kneeling, exhaling all air; fever one o three living room gone orange— alveoli collapsed already, heart muscle aflutter: a blackbird trapped i...
that cold March rain's cascade of influenza; raindrops magnified against a glass bus shelter— the next bus coughs, kneeling, exhaling all air; fever one o three living room gone orange— alveoli collapsed already, heart muscle...
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Translating Li Bai’s Cháng’àn Xíng (Chang'an Ballad)
The poet should always recognize his complete audacity when venturing into the realm of translation, & venturing to translate Li Bai's great poem 長干行 (Cháng’àn Xíng) is doubly audacious, because one is dealing not only with the great original, but also Ezra...
The poet should always recognize his complete audacity when venturing into the realm of translation, & venturing to translate Li Bai's great poem 長干行 (Cháng’àn Xíng) is doubly audacious, because one is dealing not only with t...
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storied apricot pavilion
storied apricot pavilion storied apricot was cut to fashion the beams, fragrant reeds knotted to fashion a cosmos— are these rafters or the linings of the clouds? a place apart for writing between the rains Jack Hayes © 2016 based on Wang Wei: 文杏館 wén xìng ...
storied apricot pavilion storied apricot was cut to fashion the beams, fragrant reeds knotted to fashion a cosmos— are these rafters or the linings of the clouds? a place apart for writing between the rains Jack Hayes © 2016...
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at Qutang Gorge meditating on ancient times
at Qutang Gorge meditating on ancient times southwestward ten thousand gullies flow in; the strong contender split the two cliffs— the earth gave way, the mountain split to its base; Long River arrives from the Cave of the Moon— pared down to accommodate Ba...
at Qutang Gorge meditating on ancient times southwestward ten thousand gullies flow in; the strong contender split the two cliffs— the earth gave way, the mountain split to its base; Long River arrives from the Cave of the Mo...
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meeting Li Guinian by chance south of the river
meeting Li Guinian by chance south of the river I sought & found you often in Prince Qi’s residence & heard you sing how many times in Cui Nine’s hall? south of the river the landscape appears exquisite: now as blossoms fall to meet you once more by chance....
meeting Li Guinian by chance south of the river I sought & found you often in Prince Qi’s residence & heard you sing how many times in Cui Nine’s hall? south of the river the landscape appears exquisite: now as blossoms fall ...
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ancient air #7
ancient air #7 there is an immortal wanderer, riding atop a crane flying & flying across the High Translucence he raises his voice in the midst of jade-green clouds & pronounces his own tranquil name: An Qi two by two, the jade white children play music on ...
ancient air #7 there is an immortal wanderer, riding atop a crane flying & flying across the High Translucence he raises his voice in the midst of jade-green clouds & pronounces his own tranquil name: An Qi two by two, the ja...
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Crooked River
Crooked River #1 each blossom petal that falls diminishes Spring; with ten thousand swirled in the wind, a man must worry— yet I watch with longing till the last petal passes from sight, as I won’t begrudge myself ale, however it sickens me— in the small ri...
Crooked River #1 each blossom petal that falls diminishes Spring; with ten thousand swirled in the wind, a man must worry— yet I watch with longing till the last petal passes from sight, as I won’t begrudge myself ale, howeve...
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Chang’an Ballad
Chang’an Ballad when my hair was scarcely fringed across my brows I plucked blossoms, playing by the front gate; you a boy astride a bamboo horse came by, chasing me round the garden bed, flinging green plums: together we dwelt in the midst of Chang’an, two...
Chang’an Ballad when my hair was scarcely fringed across my brows I plucked blossoms, playing by the front gate; you a boy astride a bamboo horse came by, chasing me round the garden bed, flinging green plums: together we dwe...
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Chinese Garden octet
a scarlet camellia blossom on a stone, passing from one form of beauty to the next form— in this third spring of friendship a turnip cake split into portions with chopsticks in the tea house— overlooking the lotus-strewn pond this golden blossom that isn’t ...
a scarlet camellia blossom on a stone, passing from one form of beauty to the next form— in this third spring of friendship a turnip cake split into portions with chopsticks in the tea house— overlooking the lotus-strewn pond...
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spring view
spring view in a shattered nation mountains & rivers endure; in the city this spring, trees & grass grow lush— in keeping with the season, dewy blossoms weep; regretting their parting, birds seem skittish— beacon fires have burned for three months running; ...
spring view in a shattered nation mountains & rivers endure; in the city this spring, trees & grass grow lush— in keeping with the season, dewy blossoms weep; regretting their parting, birds seem skittish— beacon fires have b...
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April love song composed in February
this morning’s clouds scattered blushing petals east, hung suspended as I         dozed on the couch under white purple orchids discovered at my doorstep in last week’s drizzle: the train whistle blew 9 times to the west & further & further the sound ripple...
this morning’s clouds scattered blushing petals east, hung suspended as I dozed on the couch under white purple orchids discovered at my doorstep in last week’s drizzle: the train whistle blew 9 times to the west & fu...
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seeing off Yuaner on his mission to Anxi
seeing off Yuaner on his mission to Anxi in Weichang morning rain moistens the light dust: the inn turns green so green with the fresh willows— please dear friend drain one more cup of ale: once west of Yang Pass, you will know no one Jack Hayes © 2016 base...
seeing off Yuaner on his mission to Anxi in Weichang morning rain moistens the light dust: the inn turns green so green with the fresh willows— please dear friend drain one more cup of ale: once west of Yang Pass, you will kn...
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  • University of Virginia
    MFA poetry, 1986
  • University of Vermont
    BA Enligh Literature, 1983