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The Book of Things, Ilhan Berk (Salt, 2009), trs. George Messo

 

Open me anywhere

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Slugs

Pilot Hi V5, extra fine pens

safety pins

God.

Meaninglessness

The Sparrow

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Most of all I want not to be bored

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[I have been waiting for this book my entire life]

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or should that be ‘voices’?

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I wish he were still here/

to document/

everything/

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One thing is for certain, the ants always return in warm weather

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‘There is no escape from tables’

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Things that count things that don’t

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‘A writer sometimes needs to be able to just stand and gape at this or that thing -a sunset or an old shoe- in absolute and simple amazement.’ Raymond Carver

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Numbers

The letter ‘F’

list poems

101 ways of reading the poem

Footnotes*

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Why did it take me so long?

 

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* and footnotes on footnotes

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Someone who knew how to have fun (you know what to do)