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Mark Halperin

Mark Halperin is the author of four volumes of poetry, the most recent of which, “Time As Distance,” appeared from New Issues (Western Michigan University). His poems and translations from Russian have appeared in Paris Review, Antioch Review and Notre Dame Review among other journals. He lives with his wife and their dog near the Yakima River.



The lambs are to market, the cattle will be culled and the maples seem all trunk, switch or bone and loose ends. Who wouldn't join them, hone the edge of himself and let go: fall curled and clacking—or, refined, leaving off the stink of memory's m [...]