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James Shea
James Shea is the author of Star in the Eye, selected as winner of the 2008 Fence Modern Poets Series and named by the Chicago Sun-Times as one of its "Favorite Books of 2008." His poems have appeared in various journals, including American Letters and Commentary, Boston Review, jubilat, Mrs. Maybe and Verse. He currently teaches poetry writing and literature at Columbia College Chicago and DePaul University.

Replicas of Grace



James Shea
It's in-approximate
like a cyclone
but easy to follow.

I do tremble
between a number
and its numeral.

I feel more north.
I never move.

I see a ladder
I did not make.



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