In Which the Magpie Spies Collages in the Trees
Mike Nichols’s films . . . Hannah Höch’s cut-outs . . . Wallace Stevens’s jar on a hill
Carnal KnowledgeThe Graduate
I remember your eyes. I remember that leader’s hateful smile. I remember the forced happiness crowding out the pile of broken parts in the bottom corner.
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In Which the Magpie Takes to the Field
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