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April 08, 2004

"Haiku," Nicholas Christopher

by Ron Hogan

Etched on the moth's wings
the story of a man's life
powder to the touch

From Crossing the Equator: New and Selected Poems 1972-2004

Crossing the Equator has excerpts from Christopher's poem cycle "On Tour with Rita," but a different selection is online at Ploughshares, which also published "Kansas: before the war." BoldType has excerpts from the long poem "1972," along with several other poems and the opportunity to hear him read them. Other Christopher works available online include "Robert Desnos in Havana, 1928" and "Terminus."

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