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From All Souls, which will be published in October by Graywolf.

Schubert, Schumann said, wrote music as if
‘never in doubt as to how to continue,’
but his notes, conversant with the seemly structure of
thinking, accommodated the stops, the rests, interlude,
word inserted to prevent hiatus,
an opening, an aperture, a break in continuity
                                                             —an early death,
not much time, he could persuade the line
of thought to bend this way and bring it to belief.