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RECURRING AWAKENING by FRANZ WRIGHT ‚ÄúFranz wrote fearlessly about mental illness, addiction, and loneliness, as well as about faith and the unending beauty of his world, no matter how broken; he never wrote a line¬†that wasn‚Äôt fiercely important to him, musical, as witty as it was deadly serious. Franz lived for poetry‚ÄĒat times it seemed […]

Karen Solie | DUST

Returning home from evening mass
in the big car,

they were like canal boats then
sliding through the loose gravel, in the back seat

she pushed my cuticles up
with a silver file not unpainfully