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Published: Fri Jul 1 2016
Diego Isaias Hernández Méndez, Convertiendse en Characoteles / Sorcerers Changing into Their Animal Forms (detail), 2013, oil on canvas. Arte Maya Tz’utujil Collection.
Online 2016 Mental Health Reading Youth

Everything was beautiful and nothing
, Kurt Vonnegut said.

Everything was beautiful
and nothing hurt
, the girl

slurred to the artist
at the tattoo parlor.

The word made
flesh isn’t fictional.

It’s beautiful.
It hurts.

At the Dawn of Time
by Yves Bonnefoy
Translated from the French by Hoyt Rogers
Online 2016 Home Reading Youth
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AGNI 3 Aging Mental Health Reading
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Online 2023 Mental Health Violence Relationships
AGNI 98 Relationships Violence Youth

Andrea Cohen’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, AGNI online, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. Four Way Books will publish her fifth collection, Unfathoming, in early 2017. Other recent books include Furs Not Mine and Kentucky Derby. She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Writers House at Merrimack College. (updated 12/2016)

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