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Charlotte Friedman

at night he painted

the world

quiet in the tiny kitchen-

studio, no light but fluorescent,

he worked

against the darkness

Charlotte Friedman’s poems have appeared most recently in the Timberline Review, Cagibi, and Naugatuck River Review. She taught narrative medicine at Columbia University for ten years and lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Her translations of Ch’ol poetry (with Carol Rose Little) have appeared in World Literature Today, Arkansas International, and elsewhere.

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