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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


James Owens's newest book is Family Portrait with Scythe (Bottom Dog Press, 2020). His poems and translations appear widely in literary journals, including recent or upcoming publications in Atlanta Review, The Shore, The Windhover, and Southword. He earned an MFA at the University of Alabama and lives in a small town in northern Ontario.

James Owens

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Almost an Elegy

All morning, a bird I know but can't name
plucks one clean note from the sunlight,
over and again, at small intervals.