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Song for Goliath

Kim Fu

‘I see them as a needlepoint sampler, / flowing script that reads: everyone suffers.’

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Three Poems

Kim Kyung Ju

‘Underneath the leaves that stack my upper lip / the reindeer do not share their love.’ Translated from the Korean by Jake Levine.

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Golgotha

Benoit Jutras

‘Our nation is a spell of nerves and gas. We say yes to monsters, to elegies etched in our palms.’ Translated by Daniel Canty.

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Calorific

John Kinsella

‘They are superbly and viscerally unreal / and I feel their living drive’

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Three Poems

Sylvia Legris

‘By the dog the minced oaths, / the god-wounds, the solemnly / declared chronical maladies.’

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Nobody Represents Me

Zeyar Lynn

‘Do I have the heart to drink a glass of cool Coke?’

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Two Poems

Zeyar Lynn

‘Our errors evolved into nature.’ Translated from the Burmese by ko ko thett.

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verbal pathways

Daphne Marlatt

‘it’s rain / forest wet the same but different air’

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Two Poems

Anne Michaels

‘I told you how the bison woke / the earth / I knew you were listening’

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Two Poems

Pascale Petit

‘His sheets smell of formalin. / She feels as if her insides // are outside her, in a freezer.’

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The Passing of the Contemplative Life

D. Ptryrczwz

‘she was not among those / I’d expected I might meet’

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Mars is a Stupid Planet

Matthew Rohrer

‘Even astronauts describe / our air as thick enough to slice / and spread on toast for breakfast.’

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Wallace Stevens’s Memory

Armand Garnet Ruffo

‘It was / a line that signaled absolute forgetting / and it made me want to weep into my drink’