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Joel Dias-Porter

Joel Dias-Porter lives in South Jersey. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Mead, Best American Poetry 2014, Callaloo, Asahi Shimbun, Ploughshares, and the New York Times, as well as many anthologies.



Don’t stuff your fingers
in your ears or count the Pentecost.
Don’t ask if that grammar has a rosary
or recipe written in cornrows on her head.

Joel Dias-Porter

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