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Best Book of 1996: The Lost Lunar Baedeker

Natalie Eilbert

‘Mina Loy has been a preferred voice in my head, echoing with a signature delirious chant as a kind of primordial poetry mother.’


Emily Critchley

‘to understand life / how to possibly / live in it / break it’


Dorothea Lasky

‘In this life // There is always time // To make a comeback’


ko ko thett

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

The Reckoning

Armand Garnet Ruffo

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

There Is No Light of the World But the World

Tim Lilburn

‘The mountain rises and sleeps backward / into a cloud-captured sun’