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Bob

Jana Prikryl

‘he cut out small talk / not hearing it, convincingly deaf to its nothing’

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Comic Timing

Holly Pester

‘I went to Ilford alone / was handed a pink laminated square’

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Three Poems

Sophie Robinson

‘you can call my price by any name and she will come just the same’

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Three poems

Mary Ruefle

‘One of the loveliest possibilities / is that the truth is made of glass’

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Five Poems

Irene Solà

‘I wore off my tongue / like candy’ Translated from the Catalan by Oscar Holloway.

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Five Skeins

Sarah V. Schweig

‘In my crumbling country every day, / people spend their lives standing in lines / to buy designer sneakers.’

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Walk Laramidia

Swati Rana

‘Imagine all the prodigal / People, hoping only to / Escape every human mistake.’

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The Reckoning

Armand Garnet Ruffo

‘the earth will heal / eventually / magnificently / when our species / is gone’

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Swine

ko ko thett

‘I rode bareback, I rode out all the revolutions.’