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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.’

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Two Poems

Jennifer L. Knox

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

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Two Poems

Jenny George

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

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Two Poems

Joe Dunthorne

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

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Four Poems

Michael Earl Craig

‘Running through the ages from this casual rabbit.’

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Two Poems

Caroline Knox

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

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Two Poems

Yanyi

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

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Two Poems

Rebecca Tamás

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

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Two Poems

Anthony Caleshu

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

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Cotton Variation

Cortney Lamar Charleston

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

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Two Poems

Julia Copus

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

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The Politics of Feeling

Nick Laird

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

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In Ballard

Alissa Quart

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

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Three Poems

Miyó Vestrini

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