Michael Steven Harper Quotes

as his weight wilts and he is on a porch that won't hold my arms, or the legs of the race run forwards, or the film played backwards on his grandson's eyes.
Michael S. Harper (b. 1938), U.S. poet. Grandfather (l. 42-47). . . Contemporary American Poetry. A. Poulin, Jr., ed. (4th ed., 1985) Houghton Mifflin Company.
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I place these numbed wrists to the pane watching white uniforms whisk over him in the tube-kept prison fear what they will do in experiment
Michael S. Harper (b. 1938), U.S. poet. Nightmare Begins Responsibility (l. 1-5). . . Contemporary American Poetry. A. Poulin, Jr., ed. (4th ed., 1985) Houghton Mifflin Company.
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and of my distrusting self white-doctor-who-breathed-for-him-all-night say it for two sons gone, say nightmare, say it loud panebreaking heartmadness: nightmare begins responsibility.
Michael S. Harper (b. 1938), U.S. poet. Nightmare Begins Responsibility (l. 24-29). . . Contemporary American Poetry. A. Poulin, Jr., ed. (4th ed., 1985) Houghton Mifflin Company.
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We assume you did not know we loved you.
Michael S. Harper (b. 1938), U.S. poet. We Assume: On the Death of Our Son, Reuben Masai Harper (l. 29-30). . . Longman Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, The, 1950-1980. Stuart Friebert and David Young, eds. (1983) Longman.
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