I live in Tucson with my wife Jane, a watercolorist, and with our dog, Irish. Our son Chris, writes for screen in L.A. My more recent work has appeared in The North American Review, The French Literary Review, Verse Daily, and others. My most recent collections are Transversales (BlazeVOX, 2013,) and Selected Poems (FutureCycle, 2016).
Of the world's 7,000 languages,
3,176 are considered endangered,
with an estimated language death
occurring once every three months.
--Endangered Languages Catalogue
For the sounds made
for others, for the errant
moon god, for affection,
direction to a foreign land,
for a description of culture,
to speak to one another
© 2017 Michael Gessner
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