The hope a mooncalf follows
is sacrifice for slaughter,
and yet the wings of swallows
still skip across the water. 

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The Hypocrisies of Heaven: Poems New & Old

The Hypocrisies of Heaven: Poems New and Old collects 131 poems by leading formalist poet Leo Yankevich, winner of the 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Prize for Literature.

 
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All We’ve Been Told

I can recall her bent back in the garden, staking

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What They Found

“The dead came back from Jerusalem, where they found not

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“Journey Late at Night” is the largest collection of Leo Yankevich’s works to date.

Leo Yankevich is one of the leading poets of our time. Journey Late at Night: Poems and Translations is the largest collection of his works to date. The volume begins with 135 original poems which span four decades of creativity and touch upon existential, metaphysical, historical, and political themes, revealing astonishing versatility and great breadth of mind.

 
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