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Robert Ostrom

Robert Ostrom is the author of two books, Ritual and Bit and The Youngest Butcher in Illinois. He is also the author of three chapbooks: To Show the Living, winner of the Center for The New York Center for Book Arts 2008 Poetry Chapbook Competition; Nether and Qualms, and Crossing the Bridge Quietly. He lives in Queens and teaches at New York City College of Technology and Columbia University.


I wish to be everything
and nothing I want nothing
but to speak French
glibly or to live both in her
arms and elsewhere is this mood
Robert Ostrom

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