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Monday, March 05, 2018


by Terese Coe

"He's now [China's Xi Jinping] president for life. President for life. No, he's great," T***p said. "And look, he was able to do that. I think it's great. Maybe we'll have to give that a shot some day." —CNN, March 4, 2018

Though we took great pains to make it last,
I fear democracy is a thing of the past.

Terese Coe’s poems and translations have appeared in 32 Poems, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, New American Writing, Ploughshares, Poetry, Threepenny Review, Agenda, The Moth, New Walk Magazine, New Writing Scotland, Poetry Review, the TLS, The Stinging Fly, and many other publications and anthologies. Her latest collection Shot Silk was nominated for The Poets Prize of 2017.