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Language as Hex: Gracie Leavitt Interviewed by Lindsay Turner
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The poet on her new collection and what it means to mess with, fuss with, break, and refresh language.

From What You Have Heard Is True by Carolyn Forché
What You Have Heard Is True By Carolyn Forche

A Memoir of Witness and Resistance. 

One Poem by Alli Warren
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When the sun goes down / The spirits come out / We huff on a pinwheel / And say it spins of its own accord / Rolling out the bins in saturated air / Oiling the slop to ease extraction / Accumulate, hoard, die, repeat

Lovely Guns of Glacial Shifting by Jasmine Dreame Wagner

A CAST of eight: ACTOR, CHEF, COMPOSER, DANCER, FILMMAKER, PAINTER, and siblings: SISTER and BROTHER. If necessary, ACTOR may be played by a PHOTOGRAPHER.

from The American Museum of Water by Natalie Diaz

A recording plays from somewhere high, / or low, through the falling dust-light: / I can’t tell you anything new about the river— / you can’t tell a river to itself.

The Cabin by Brenda Coultas

coffee cups / stirrer sticks / napkins and cookies / on the tray top / satellite tv / an office in the air

The Cult of Mary by Laura van den Berg

As we entered Arezzo, the guide pointed out the prostitutes lining the road. The women looked like awkward, flashy birds, teetering in bright spandex and spiked heels, cheap gold jewelry flashing in the summer sun.

from Oval by Elvia Wilk

Anja skidded down the slope, which was becoming muddy from overuse by feet. It still hadn’t been paved or even scattered with gravel, since Finster didn’t want to admit that the state of the pathway could no longer reasonably be called temporary.

from Northern Light by Kazim Ali

From 1975 to 1979 I grew up in a temporary company town made up of trailers in the boreal forests of northern Manitoba. My father was one of the hydroelectric engineers working on a joint project between the Canadian and Soviet governments to dam the Nelson River at a place called Jenpeg.

Cecilia Vicuña by Elianna Kan
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The poet and artist invokes ancient matriarchal cultures, Indigenous folkways, and the speculative capacities of language so that we might rediscover our kinship with nature.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Kelp and Exile by Harmony Holiday
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The ocean’s iron lungs.

Privilege is Political: On Madhuri Vijay’s The Far Field by Naheed Patel
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Confronting the violent politics of a homeland.

LOL at the End of the World: An Interview with Mark Doten by Lincoln Michel​
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Tweets, memes, and GIFs tell the story of a Trump-induced apocalypse.

The Ruckus of Our Shared Living: Hanif Abdurraqib Interviewed by Ryan Spencer
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The writer discusses his personal, political, and critical assessment of hip-hop’s golden age. 

Three Poems by ​shireen alia ahmed
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Sick and smelly / I dip my finger into my belly button / and it seems to go forever // Not a shallow cup this is just / AttemptS just attempts to remember / what it was like to be pastel

Hurtling Toward a New Voice: On Niviaq Korneliussen’s Last Night in Nuuk by Ruby Brunton
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Nuanced identity and adolescent angst from Greenland.

A Psychogeography of Abandonment: An Interview with Sophia Shalmiyev by Cooper Lee Bombardier
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The memoirist on her relationship with motherhood, immigration, and psychogeography.

The Mechanics of Disenchantment: An Interview with Chloe Aridjis by Angela Woodward
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The writer on depicting disenchantment, chasing the imagination, and retelling the stories she collected as a child in Mexico.

The Madeleine Machine by ​Megan Hunter
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What was the earth like?

My sister asks this every night, leaning back on her pillow. The question is part of our routine, along with brushing our teeth, peeing, pushing our legs into the soft holes of our pajamas.

The Energy Between Words: Emmalea Russo Interviewed by Ariel Yelen
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The poet on the physicality of language, making a process to mess it up, and curiosity as optimism.

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