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Missing from the National Museum, Baghdad, April 2003
Source: Poetry (October 2010).
This poem originally appeared in the October 2010 issue of Poetry magazine
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Peter Spagnuolo is the author of the chapbook, The Return of the Son of Ten by Fourteen (Pocket Plunder, 2012) and Time’s Wiggy Chariot (2013). He works as an exculpatory narratologist in New York City.
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