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One Word: Striking

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One Word: Striking

The Paris Review - Myriam Gurba

While aiming a lens at my face, the photographer whispered, “You’re striking.” This quality lives far from pretty. Daisies are pretty. Adolescent hamsters are pretty. William Wordsworth wrote pretty poetry. It wasn’t striking. Striking poetry ambushes us. The sensory details are chosen to paralyze, …

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