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David Karpel


They Went To School One Day

By On February 19, 2018

They call b.s., amen selah, amen selah. … Read More


Not Surrender But Defeat

By On January 22, 2018

I inventoried, checked boxes, made graphs. It all adds up to nothing, zilch, nada. … Read More


Irrevocable: Four Short Poems

By On December 25, 2017

Adamantine insistence, persistence, this existence. … Read More


Uncle Sam’s Musicafe

By On November 27, 2017

Tripping on the 90s.… Read More


This Poem Is Probably Better In Spanish

By On October 30, 2017

Ghost stories.… Read More


How Way Leads On To Way And Nothing Gold Can Stay

By On October 16, 2017

This morning, I dropped off our son Noah, our first born, at Miami International Airport, where he’s by now flown off to Israel on a gap year program. … Read More



By On September 18, 2017

Somewhere between heart and home there is that place of coronation, a throne of tin, twine, copper, and oil. … Read More


The Rock On My Shelf

By On August 21, 2017

Was I right then to keep it, this piece of Israel forever mine, something to hold, something to carry, like a gift or a found treasure or a stolen trinket?… Read More


The End Of Something, Or The Beginning

By On August 7, 2017

We can go anywhere from here.… Read More


How Strange To Bury A Friend

By On July 10, 2017

There is no lightening this impossible load. … Read More

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