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Devin Johnston
Devin Johnston is the author of three books of poetry, including Sources (Turtle Point Press, 2008). Creaturely and Other Essays, reflections on the natural world, is forthcoming from Turtle Point Press in 2009. His book of criticism, Precipitations: Contemporary American Poetry as Occult Practice, appeared from Wesleyan University Press in 2002. With Michael O'Leary, he directs Flood Editions, an independent and nonprofit press for poetry. He teaches at Saint Louis University.

Thin Place

Devin Johnston
White ash,
you wait for me

as I will wait
for someone.

What but skin
feels the wind,

what darkness
makes distinctions?

Breaking down
dusk and dawn,

on horse scaffolds

their hammers.

Brick dust
drifts like smoke,

tents of habitation

hinges of habit

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