Unique – Poetry by Amalia Gnanadesikan

Dali – A Propos of the ‘Treatise on Cubic Form’ by Juan de Herrera

The hapax legomenon sits
Alone
Embedded in a multitude,
God-breathed, perhaps, but
Misparsed for all that,
Origin unknown.


About the Poet

Amalia Gnanadesikan is a linguist who studies the atoms of writing–alphabets and other writing systems. She is the author of The Writing Revolution: Cuneiform to the Internet. She lives in Maryland with her husband, three cats, and numerous miniature pineapple plants.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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