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A Panic That Can Still Come Upon Me
A Panic That Can Still Come Upon Me

Peter Gizzi

Poetry $5
Out of Print"if sunshine hits marble and the sea lights up"

This poem was originally published in the inaugural issue of A Public Space. It can also be found in Gizzi's book The Outernationale (Wesleyan University Presse 2008).

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If we find we are still in motion
and have arrived in Zeno’s thought, like

if sunshine hits marble and the sea lights up
we might know we were loved, are loved
if flames and harvest, the enchanted plain

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About the Author

Peter Gizzi
Peter Gizzi was born in 1959 and grew up in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He holds degrees from New York University, Brown University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. His books include Threshold Songs (Wesleyan, 2011), The Outernationale (Wesleyan, 2007), Some Values of Landscape and Weather (2003), Artificial Heart (1998), and Periplum  (1992). He has been poetry editor for The Nation as well as founding co-editor, with Connell McGrath, of o•blék: a journal of language arts. He has also edited The Exact Change Yearbook 1995 (1994) and The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer (1998), and has co-edited My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (2008) with Kevin Killian. His chapbook A Panic That Can Still Come Upon Me was published by UDP in 2006.