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Up Late

Nick Laird

An elegy by Nick Laird for his father, Alastair Laird, who died this year of Covid-19.

Census

Gboyega Odubanjo

‘should one count names like goats?’

A poem by Gboyega Odubanjo.

How Prayer Works

Kaveh Akbar

‘My brother and I hurried through sloppy postures of praise, quiet as the light pooling around us.’

A new poem by Kaveh Akbar.

Three Poems

Rae Armantrout

‘When you wake up, / you will remember nothing of this.’

‘Curses’, ‘Familiar Ground’ and ‘Lions’ by Rae Armantrout.

Two Poems

Aria Hughes-Liebling

‘Asleep / in dirt dry blankets.’

Two Poems

Tayi Tibble

Poetry from Tayi Tibble’s new collection Rangikura, available now from Victoria University Press.

Ladies! Be Your Own Grave

Emily Skillings

‘the slightly annoying and toxic / first green of spring’

A poem by Emily Skillings.

Four Poems

Geoffrey Nutter

Four poems by Geoffrey Nutter.

Genealogy

Kayo Chingonyi

A new poem by Kayo Chingonyi from the forthcoming collection A Blood Condition.

Three poems

Verity Spott

‘I’m better now, & time spreads away / across the flood.’

Three new poems from Verity Spott.

Two Poems

Khairani Barokka

‘a powerful blast ignited in their latest attempt to grow lives in the dirt of your online receipt, human blood carries all kinds of filigreed debris’

from Affiliation

Mira Mattar

‘on our knees in bathrooms internationally / dependent on a disguise of sovereignty’

Two Poems

Wendy Xu

‘Somewhere in America a white boss / in a dandelion dress-shirt is raising / his voice again’