I entered my boss’s security code and pretended I was lifting a strain from a fugue.
Featuring selections by Justin Taylor, Shelly Oria, Mary Walling Blackburn, Kevin Killian, Barry Schwabsky, John Freeman, and more.
“What do you do when you’re born—without your consent—and you find out later that your life was at the cost of someone else’s? That’s how high the stakes can be.”
The tint hid you. Something about being in hell, and having no duties because of it.
Winner of BOMB’s 2012 Poetry Contest, selected by Ben Lerner.
In this edition, read six exceptional poems by the winner and several finalists of BOMB’s 2012 Poetry Contest.