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James Brasfield

James Brasfield

James Brasfield’s collections of poems include “Infinite Altars” (2016) and “Ledger of Crossroads” (2009), both from LSU Press. He’s received fellowships in poetry from the NEA and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and received the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. His poems have appeared in many journals, and most recently at poets​.org.

Matter of Light

A matter of light, part of the tree’s shade over the yard, a zelkova leaf, narrow palm of the rustbelt in April, green tints,
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