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Two Poems

Lee Young-ju

‘All I do is write in my sickbed diary. It’s been a while since I’ve done anything else.’ Two poems by Lee Young-ju translated by Jae Kim.

Three Poems

Eric Amling

‘They have friends everywhere / They have the iffy look of people that are free.’ Three poems by Eric Amling

Three Poems

Fiona Benson

‘She offered herself in return / for her decimated town.’

‘Oarsman on the Drowning of Nisus’s Daughter Scylla’, ‘Pasiphaë on Her Granddaughter, Apemosyne’ and ‘The Chimp House’ by Fiona Benson.

Two Poems

Niina Pollari

‘Compassion’ and ‘Urine Season’, two poems by Niina Pollari.

Two Poems

Edmund Hardy

‘Feeling Real’ and ‘I Miss Myself / Shared Oranges’ by poet and filmmaker Edmund Hardy.

Two Poems

Radna Fabias

‘we welcome the applicant.’ Two poems by Radna Fabias translated by David Colmer.

Two Poems

Fran Lock

‘eczematic lichens terraform his / face. elite spaces swallow you.’

Three Poems

fred spoliar

‘We could live in the cities of / A very normal family like I like / writing copy for it.’

Three poems by fred spoliar.

Up Late

Nick Laird

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


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.’