UNM--This Friday Sarah Manguso will give a poetry reading at the Student Union Building in Acoma A & B. If you are at all interested in 21st century poetry you should be there. It will be unforgetable. Check out this example...complete with links.
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Sarah Manguso American (1974- )
Who says it's so easy to save a life? In the middle of an interview for
the job you might get you see the cat from the window of the
seventeenth floor just as he's crossing the street against traffic, just as
you're answering a question about your worst character flaw and lying
that you are too careful. What if you keep seeing the cat at every
|moment you are unable to save him? Failure is more like this than like
duels and marathons. Everything can be saved, and bad timing pre-
vents it. Every minute, you are answering the question and looking
out the window of the church to see your one great love blinded by
the glare, crossing the street, alone.