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The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You
Frank Stanford

Most poets would give their left eye to have written this, and their other eye to have done what you’ve done…
--John Berryman

This is better than good, it is great. Publish it with a small press, now, as is, no revision. One day it will explode.
--Alan Dugan

[This poem] is told from the point of view of a twelve-year-old clairvoyant, Francis Gildart; as one reviewer wrote it reads "as if Huckleberry Finn had been written by Andre Breton." Indeed between the early Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf and The Battlefield the genetic code goes uninterrupted. No other poem in Western literature maintains continuity to this extreme.
--C.D. Wright
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