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David Biespiel

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David Biespiel is the author Charming Gardeners (University of Washington Press, 2013). He is the president of The Attic Institute of Arts and Letters and lives in Portland, Oregon.

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It comes out of the language of nothing I recognize
Though it is something in you, at least as I keep
                                                     looking at you
And you turn back to me. I ought to have guessed
From the simple order of the tracks that you knew
Without looking what