“Jesus Said,” a 15-poem sequence by alum Patrick Donnelly (poetry, ’03) appears at Mudlark:

Jesus said to me Did you mean

to draw some moral
from your own life, how you found love

so late? How though you weren’t patient,
weren’t kind, in pursuit were ruthless,

it was given to you anyway? Though
that story’s not done, not proven,

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Note: Five poems from the sequence originally appeared in the American Poetry Review; the whole sequence will appear again in The Orison Anthology, 2017, and the first poem of the sequence will be issued as a letterpress printed broadside from the Center for Book Arts in New York City, in connection with a reading there, fall 2016.

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