Granta’s ten most popular poetry posts of 2019.
‘Shy yet contemptible object / in an unleaking vial collected.’
‘Sky of bright rust and / soapy aquamarine.’
‘I wear my fear around me / I fan it out on my pillow’
‘It is not informational, it is / not a blameshift, it is not / all-lives-matter top down and sideways blank.’
‘To unfriend the refrain of sorrow / One must break the ribcage of a city’
‘This oven this earth as dust this water we watch vanish and ancient’
‘i feel good like a person / holding flowers on a train / feels dumb’
‘oh dirty feet blood-clotter / oh grease monkey clod-hopper / oh cloud-devourer spit’
‘you alone sit down at that table / facing the houses you tried to inhabit’Translated from the Galician by Erín Moure.
‘we are born / to a siren and the wail of each other’
‘I did not understand / the code that held / me to the world.’
‘I am asking in case it happens, / because anything can and even does.’
‘I don’t want / to be a figure others lean their names into’
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