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Cotton Variation

Cortney Lamar Charleston

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

Four Poems

Michael Earl Craig

‘Running through the ages from this casual rabbit.’

Four Poems

Mark Waldron

‘Just look at those nasty trees flaunt / their leaves, each one a tra-la-la.’

In Ballard

Alissa Quart

‘We name stuff and hope / that’s proof. How / reporting works.’

Liz Berry and Mona Arshi In Conversation

Liz Berry & Mona Arshi

‘I longed for poems to meet me in my sorrow and help me know how to live in that new world, how to survive it.’

The Politics of Feeling

Nick Laird

‘Everything already is fraying at the edges if not completely gone.’

Three Poems

Miyó Vestrini

‘It was fake that your hugs were convulsive / and your furies unpredictable.’ Translated by Cassandra Gillig and Anne Boyer.

Two Poems

Jennifer L. Knox

‘The Tanners are like mushrooms: born with every molecule / they’ll ever need.’

Two Poems

Jenny George

‘This had happened once before, / when my life first split / into comfort and pain.’

Two Poems

Julia Copus

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

Two Poems

Jana Prikryl

‘his balance / between person and / abstraction’s so stirring I want no other token for anything can happen’

Two Poems

Anthony Caleshu

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

Two Poems

Rebecca Tamás

‘that huge cobalt industrial complex eye / how can anything be that big’

Two Poems

Yanyi

‘It murmurs beneath the crust of the ground, or a person who serves as the ground you stand on.’

Two Poems

Joe Dunthorne

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

Two Poems

Caroline Knox

‘Make way, please, for the / cold blob; not blog, it’s / blob.’

Two Poems

James Tate

‘I wanted to go for a walk, but I was afraid / of missing a phone call.’