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No Dictionary of a Living Tongue
Duriel E. Harris

Nightboat Books



Contents

• “Before this dream”
• Strange Things
• Decorus
• f
rom No dictionary of a living tongue
• f
rom “History”
• “More tunnel than room”
• Cardinal Numbers
• the fathers' names
• “The newscaster said the rebels”
• Memory
• Plainclothes
• Exuberant and dutiful
• Verdict
• “Good Morning Beirut”
• Umar
• 'um
• “And the blood rolls back”
• Famished Road
• Prudence
• “Bitterness ”
service
• “Fear is like death”
• “He asked”
• “Cities of discard”
• lamb's ears
• “It is velocity that penetrates”
• “If You Bring Forth What Is Within You”
• Blood Fetish
• “He who fights with monsters”
• How they carried their hands past pounding
• “A man jawed tightly in owning”
• This time I will seal you in
• Throng & Witness
• Danger, Live Feed
• “I do not doubt their belonging together”
from Simulacra
• Folio
• Black Mary Integrates the School House
• Pretty Little WIC Check
• American Counting Rhyme
• self portrait with black box and open architecture
• motionless or silent
• Let us, you and I (Levers and Locks)
• A wall of women rise from underground and I say, I am here
• Scar
• I am new in excess
• In the space between each breath, a listening blooms
• Notes
• Acknowledgments

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