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Nearly Any Two Things Can Cohere by Asiya Wadud

The condition of most of our lives is that of continuous flight, in some manner or form—flight from faulty logic, from place of birth to the place we alight, from situations that no longer serve us, from political precarity—flight, as in rupture.

As Donna by Divya Victor

This is a story of? / a woman lying on her? / a back?—aback—with her? / a face hidden and a?

From Scorpionic Sun by Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine

I disrupt the concupiscence of tube worms / where your snowy owl eye consults among white crusts / the venom of my gymnodactyl eye / which bribes the slag of trilobites

Bosun by Paul Yoon

During his twelve years in New York City, Bosun, who went by Bo, got into some bad business with an import-export company in Queens. It turned out the company was dealing in stolen goods, and Bo, who drove a truck for them, was eventually caught one winter on the bridge between Manhattan and New Jersey.

From Harbart by Nabarun Bhattacharya

“Let him sleep. He’ll be alright if he sleeps.”

Harlem Is Hijaz Is Havana Is Harar, Or: The Whole Point of the Black Arts Movement Is That They Were Moving by Momtaza Mehri

Poets really think they’re doing the most with the least …

Counterpoint and Apocrypha by Raphael Rubinstein

Her concerts, broadcast the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 PM Cairo time, brought life to a stop throughout the Arab world.

Prageeta Sharma and James Thomas Stevens
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On a visit to the New Mexico Museum of Art, two poets grapple with questions of performed authenticity and settler poetics, while analyzing depictions of the American West.

Stepping Forward: Liana Finck Interviewed by Wallace Ludel
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The cartoonist on her new book of comics, embracing intensity, and returning to her artistic origins.

Ungendering Anger: A Conversation by Lilly Dancyger & Shelly Oria
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Two new #MeToo anthologies on anger, sexual violence, and truth-telling.

We Can’t Wait for Anyone to Tell Our Stories: Angie Cruz Interviewed by Andrea Thome
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The writer on her new novel, how Dominicans have shaped New York City’s culture, and creating artistic spaces that are truly liberating.

Controlled Ambiguity: Susan Choi Interviewed by David Levine
Trust Exercise

The novelist on her tripartite book about the dark side of acting school, gurus, and writing towards unforeseen endings.

The Illusion of Permanence: Nick Flynn Interviewed by Yvonne Conza
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On his new collection of poetry, I Will Destroy You, the book that emerged from choosing not to write.

On Joseph Mosconi’s Ashenfolk by Eric Schmaltz
Ashenfolk

A box of poems, pamphlets, and postcards that gesture towards the porous boundaries between the real and virtual spaces of cultural formation.

Radical Worship: Janaka Stucky Interviewed by Zach Savich
Ascend Ascend

On the poetics of mysticism, spirituality, and the maximalist approach to religious language.

Ben Lerner’s The Topeka School by Ryan Meehan
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Reconciling a futurist aesthetic with a story of the past.

Wioletta Greg’s Accommodations by Sean Gasper Bye
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A gritty portrait of city life in the Wild East.

Natasha Stagg’s Sleeveless by Eugene Dalland
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Stagg’s essays, stories, and profiles on art and fashion speak to the new spaces and meanings created by the Internet.

We Belong in The World: Ben Fama Interviewed by gin hart
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The poet on writing about the prostrate subject, friendship IRL, and life wishes.

Multitudes and Multitudes: Shane McCrae Interviewed by Anastasios Karnazes
The Guilded Auction Block

The poet on responding to atrocity through formalism and sneaking an epic into his upcoming collection.

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