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Two Poems

Dara Wier

‘here we come / with our living // fruit baskets and / soon to wilt white flowers’

Granta 107

Trick

Sam Willetts

‘The unexceptional mystery takes place: / around eleven, love turns to matter’

Granta 110

Bianca Burning

C.K. Williams

‘The sexual terror lions are roaring into my ears as I make my way between their cages’

Granta 108

Two-Part Inventions

Anne Winters

‘The same way Bach’s motive splays out to the right, / swoons flatly, swans it, footnotes, follows up, / talks to itself, purls, mutters, dawdles, resumes. . .’

Granta 138

Three Poems

Karen McCarthy Woolf

‘May it not be / that they owe their fleshiness / to the cumulative effect?’

Granta 136

Two Poems

Grzegorz Wróblewski

‘Do you think I can get to heaven / with zero balance and a virus?’

Granta 124

String Theory

Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch

‘On tenterhooks / you think how string constricts, how / it connects, how you followed it back / to Rawtenstall.’

Granta 146

Two Poems

Yanyi

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

Granta 136

Discipline

Jane Yeh

‘Her / Secrets play on continuous loop, // Like a B-movie.’

Granta 119

Flying Towards a Country of Rain

Wang Yin

‘Paper phantoms sit beside me / watching a two-hour movie.’

Granta 137

Cassette-tape

Javier Zamora

‘I will etch visas on toilet paper and throw them from a lighthouse.’

Granta 124

Handkerchief

Ghassan Zaqtan

‘Nothing’s left to say between us / everything went / into the train that hid its whistle.’