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Two Poems

Lisa Fishman

‘That the speakers be not named, nor remembered.’

Two poems by Lisa Fishman.

Great North Wood

Jonathan Skinner

‘the woods are vocal / with no single refrain’

Poetry by Jonathan Skinner.

[harbour doubts]

Bebe Ashley

‘I don’t want to lie to you but I don’t want to tell you the truth either.’

Poetry by Bebe Ashley.

Animal Rescue

Martha Sprackland

Will it die? he asks.’

A poem by Martha Sprackland.

Strange Beach

Oluwaseun Olayiwola

‘Worth. It circles around you – / the increasing gap between the surface’

A poem by Oluwaseun Olayiwola.

More Night

Oluwaseun Olayiwola

‘Immeasurable beauty / is immeasurable precisely / until it’s gone –’

A poem by Oluwaseun Olayiwola.

Two Poems

Mary Jean Chan

‘Can I be myself now? I ask / my parents in a dream.’

Two poems from Mary Jean Chan’s collection Bright Fear.

The Pink Plastic Glove

Dolors Miquel

‘A pink plastic glove arrives, I say hello, pink plastic glove, you’ve arrived.’

Poetry by Dolors Miquel, translated by Peter Bush.

Three Poems

Elvis Bego

‘you notice / that some‬ of these men / are full of passionate music / while others pain your ears’

Poetry by Elvis Bego.

Two Poems

Mark Waldron

‘Something good leaks out of the world / Something bad leaks in’

Poetry by Mark Waldron.

Two Poems

Rae Armantrout

‘Sleep is my boyfriend, / my mother, my boss.’

Two poems by Rae Armantrout.

Two Poems

Maya C. Popa

‘the widening gap / between two kinds of life: the one lived and the one / remembered.’

Two poems by Maya C. Popa.

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Natalie Shapero

‘it’s wrong / to let delicacies, even when suspect, go untried’

A poem by Natalie Shapero.

Two Poems

Bob Hicok

‘What’s your policy on fog? When it gets in bed with you, who’s on top?’

Poetry by Bob Hicok.