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David Wojahn

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Past the Dark Arroyo

Like a tourist with some phrases in the language, the sky is not a proper sky, too blue for anyone. Nighttime will be cobalt with the salt of stars. And also particular, the sky above St. David, Arizona, 1949. Sundown, the horizon lucid for a moment, [...]

Census

Because they were new here, and most of them afraid of deportation, the families didn't understand their obligation to have names and to know where they had lived on April 1 five years before. I used my Spanish badly, like a child making drawings wit [...]