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chirp one, titles (alphabetised)

Muriel Rukeyser in the Speed of Darkness wrote that the universe is made of stories, not atoms. Ever since I encountered that, it has stayed with me. In the long lately of my reading practice, I swap out the 'the' and replace it with 'a'. & so it becomes, a universe is made of stories, not atoms. Now I'm not sure about the universe but a universe I can tell you a little more about. Here is what I believe to be true, sincere, at least for me: a universe is made of poems/poets, not atoms. Hopeful that this might help. Might remix this collection, who knows. Someday maybe.

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Alone by Maya Angelou

Bani Adam by Sa’adi Shirazi

Calling the Lost by Mai Der Vang

A Celebration by Iman Mersal

I Don’t Know What Will Kill Us First: The Race War or What We’ve Done to the Earth by Fatimah Asghar

unhaunted by Jody Chan

Political Poem by Tariq Luthun

Missing the Dead by Lisel Mueller

Life by Emma Lowrey Williams

The Weighing by Jane Hirshfield

Mothers I Once Was by Kaveh Akbar

If They Should Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar

Partition by Fatimah Asghar

What Do I Remember of the Evacuation by Joy Kogawa

won’t you celebrate with me by Lucille Clifton

Grief, Not Guilt by Jeanann Verlee

Often I Imagine the Earth by Dan Gerber

Home by Warsan Shire

My Religion is Love by Ibn Arabi

We Have Not Come Here To Take Prisoners by Hafiz

The Guest House by Rumi

i love you to the moon & by chen chen

What the Things Can Teach Us by Rainer Maria Rilke

I Am Not Ready To Die Yet by Aracelis Girmay

Praise the Rain by Joy Harjo

Give Us Our Peace by Langston Hughes

As If Hearing Heavy Furniture Moved on the Floor Above Us by Jane Hirshfield

Atlantis—A Lost Sonnet by Eavan Boland

We Lived Happily During the War by Ilya Kaminsky

They Killed Cows. I Killed Them. by Tishani Doshi

Gate A-4 by Naomi Shihab Nye

Dedications by Adrienne Rich

Shaking Hands by Pádraig Ó Tuama

If You Find Yourself Unable to Sleep by Dominique Béchard


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