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The Taste of the Feeling

Peter Mishler

‘Shy yet contemptible object / in an unleaking vial collected.’

Tasked with Designing the Vienna House

Ken Babstock

‘Sky of bright rust and / soapy aquamarine.’

Fanciphobia

Colin Herd

‘I wear my fear around me / I fan it out on my pillow’

Windrush Reflections

Vahni Capildeo

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

Three Poems

Vi Khi Nao

‘To unfriend the refrain of sorrow / One must break the ribcage of a city’

Neoterics and the Field
(out of Callimachus)

John Kinsella

‘This oven this earth as dust this water we watch vanish and ancient’

Four Poems

Crispin Best

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

we are seen by the world / what must be seen

Nisha Ramayya

‘oh dirty feet blood-clotter / oh grease monkey clod-hopper / oh cloud-devourer spit’

Three Poems

Chus Pato

‘you alone sit down at that table / facing the houses you tried to inhabit’
Translated from the Galician by Erín Moure.

Three Poems

Anthony Anaxagorou

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

From This End of Sadness

Peter Gizzi

‘I did not understand / the code that held / me to the world.’

Two Poems

Heather Christle

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

Quantum Displacement

Nuar Alsadir

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