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Getting Love Right

Just a little time, to get love right — Akilah Oliver   Scatter rocks, petals, tea leaves, bones — they will fall into patterns reflecting and reflected by stars, planetary movements, traffic, bullets, the vortex of a hurricane or arc of a single wave. What makes a locality local? How do we know the places... More
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News : ComPost

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Writing / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog

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Entertainment / Video Games : VG247

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Writing / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog

An epigraph by Akilah Oliver (1961–2011) opens an essay published yesterday on Open Space, “Getting Love Right,” by Elise Ficarra. “Just a little time, to get love right.” Oliver was among the few voices who resonated for Ficarra as...


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