Rufo Quintavalle October 18, 2016

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Constellations

When I dream of escape, I see a path
from country to country
from woman to woman
like those lines which make stars
become ploughs or hunters;
when I dream of this route
that draws itself
it is of life’s end that I dream,
from where the path,
inexistent before,
makes beautiful,
final sense.

Rufo Quintavalle was born in London in 1978, studied in England and the US and has lived in Paris since 2005.  He has taught creative writing at NYU Paris and was formerly on the editorial board for the literary journal, Upstairs at Duroc.  He is the author of eight books of poetry, including Weather Derivatives, anyone for anymore and Shelf 1-15, a bilingual chapbook written with the Oulipian writer, Ian Monk.  His book-length poem, hhereenow, will be published by corrupt press in October.

http://rufoquintavalle.blogspot.com/