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Three Poems by Dan Beachy-Quick
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humself, shamself, hymnself, shameself—. / lameself, lambself, numbself, unself—. / sing anger, goddess, of—. many devices—.

Alternative Visions: John Yau’s The Wild Children of William Blake by Rob Colvin
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Writing art history from the inside out. 

Don Mee Choi and Christian Hawkey

Two poets reflect on colonialism, iconoclastic writers, and the political dimensions of translating literature under authoritarianism.

Literary Architecture: Quinn Latimer’s Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems by Sylvia Gindick
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The solitude of the voice. 

Friederike Mayröcker by Jonathan Larson

Pathos, swallows, Hölderlin: a sense of the everyday and its interruptions guide the Austrian writer’s “tender prose.”

Luxe Chariot w/Bidet (Meals on Wheels) by Farnoosh Fathi

…gossiping, type-setting, weaner, weaner of the child—heir to her / own epos—her trip round the table. Tomorrow a letter, or a few / letters to make it like an anatomy lesson even, will rip right down / this table

Tuli Kupferberg’s YEAH by Michael Blair
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Yep, here I am to tell y’all about YEAHYEAH being YEAH the magazine, that turpentine “tonic in type for young and old,” mimeographed between 1961 and 1965 by Fugs founder, poet, and anarcho-sociologist of the Lower East Side Tuli Kupferberg.

One Poem by Russell Brakefield
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The hymn for the time is bone on bone. / One man’s anthem slaughters another. / I know you’ve seen it all before— / a boy born wrong is opened up by the law

Just Keep Running: A Conversation with Tongo Eisen-Martin by Jeffrey Grunthaner
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The poet on prison writing, collective art-making, Bay-area resistance, and being read in a thousand years.

Three Poems by Michael Newton
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Filled with hairspray and dog-smoke / and cigarette meat / at the meeting  in the big town-hall / of the small provincial town of / sleep       

Tragic Confluences: Anne Carson’s Translation of Euripides’ Bakkhai by Will Harrison
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Re-imagining antiquity and complicating gender binaries for the modern reader.

One Poem by Lara Mimosa Montes
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When you don’t have the words / what will you use to speak (to truth)? Whiteness is structured like a language

Three Poems by Diana Arterian
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Vast plates shifted littler ones / with constant sounds and heat terrible / Then there was a cleft and so a river

Two Poems by Marília Garcia
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when you say / erase / do you mean / stop existing?

Field Recording(s) by Ugly Duckling Presse 
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A new series from UDP presents poets on vinyl. 

Three Poems by Cynthia Cruz
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In the letter never sent, / the one constructed / entirely from photographs, / Polaroids of moments, or / elements I have been / attempting to suppress.

The Language of Duress: Speech/Acts at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia by Amber Rose Johnson
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Experimental black poetry and visual art.

Conversation Smudging: Sophie Seita on Translating Uljana Wolf by Zoe Brezsny
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“The book can draw in different audiences without catering to them. There’s a kind of rigorous hospitality, an aperture for dialogue.”

Three Poems by Safia Jama
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It was a long period of peace, prosperity, refined sensibilities and national self-confidence. And crumpets.

End Page by Vincent Zompa
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Vincent Zompa is the author of the poetry collection Heard Animal and several chapbooks.

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