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Quantum Displacement

Nuar Alsadir

‘I don’t want / to be a figure others lean their names into’

Three Poems

Anthony Anaxagorou

‘we are born / to a siren and the wail of each other’

Two Poems

Rae Armantrout

‘A glowing purse / that unlatches / with a snap’

Tasked with Designing the Vienna House

Ken Babstock

‘Sky of bright rust and / soapy aquamarine.’

Two Poems

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

‘You divide space you think time occupies, not motion itself.’

Four Poems

Crispin Best

‘i feel good like a person / holding flowers on a train / feels dumb’

Two Poems

Anthony Caleshu

‘Consider the dramatic events that become ordinary people like us.’

Windrush Reflections

Vahni Capildeo

‘It is not informational, it is / not a blameshift, it is not / all-lives-matter top down and sideways blank.’

Cotton Variation

Cortney Lamar Charleston

‘fibrous little trauma fruit, wan little wound-licker’

Two Poems

Heather Christle

‘I am asking in case it happens, / because anything can and even does.’

Two Poems

Julia Copus

‘The me that was then / follows, watching from the dark / theatre of my skull.’

Four Poems

Michael Earl Craig

‘Running through the ages from this casual rabbit.’

Two Poems

Joe Dunthorne

‘I’ve seen it hang in muslin / like a freshly popped-out eye.’