01/25/2012

Little boys play war by the city gates.
Brittle ploys lay scores into shallow graves.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

“Warsaw II,” set during the WWII era, is a companion to “Warsaw,” which also appeared in Cellpoems.

BIO:

Nick McRae's poems, reviews, and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in American Literary Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Passages North, Pleiades, and elsewhere. He has recently been a Fulbright fellow in the Slovak Republic and a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He is now Poetry Review Editor for The Journal.
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