July/August 2012

“Excerpt of a Longer Recording”

A new poem

by Bob Hicok
A man loves silence so much, to talk to him,
you sit alone in a room
and have your say, leave the room,
which he enters and listens
to your thoughts, replies
and leaves, you enter again
and listen to the memory
of air, reply
and leave. I’ve known him
my whole life and we’ve yet to finish
our first conversation. There’s time

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We hope you enjoy this excerpt.

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Bob Hicok’s seventh book, Elegy Owed, is due out from Copper Canyon in 2013.

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