How to Build a Stradivarius, & After the Paris Accord (New Yorker + Rattle)

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Ilyse Kusnetz – HOW TO BUILD A STRADIVARIUS

 

The masters wrote—to yield the best result,

harvest after a cold winter

 

the wood condensed by ice and storms

in whose gales the highest notes are born.

Read rest of poem 

 

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“This poem responds to the well-reported U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.”

Carter Smith – AFTER THE PARIS ACCORD

I’m just trying to say these two trees
and the birds in them, some egrets
and a kind of stork I’m seeing
for the very first time, and a

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