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The War Works Hard

“The war works hard, day and night. / It is a muse for the tyrant’s / long speeches, / it hangs medals around generals, / it blesses poets with themes, / it makes the makers busy—” | by Dunya Mikhail

Alonso Llerena

ALONSO LLERENA  is a Peruvian poet, visual artist, educator, and MFA candidate at the Bard: Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. His current work, which merges interpretations of historical events and personal history, documents and honors the victims of the Internal Armed Conflict that fractured Peru from 1980 through the year 2000. He is …

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“Because English is the lingua franca now, the term a laughable irony // we often overlook.” | by Brad Aaron Modlin

Prophecy of the Heartbeat

“or the hours will drift sideways you’ll be / old in // Texas imbroglios of fire /
tracing the objects in your kitchen” | by Chad Sweeney

The Futures

“or three days from now you’ll get up // and cough and spit and push / the lever that sets birds loose from sleep” | by Chad Sweeney

Alexander Long

ALEXANDER LONG is the author of Still Life, winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize, selected by Aliki Barnstone (poems, 2011), Light Here, Light There (prose poems, C & R Press, 2009), and Vigil (poems, New Issues Press, 2006). With Christopher Buckley, Long is co-editor of A Condition of the Spirit: the Life & …

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Dora Malech

  DORA MALECH is the author of four books of poems, most recently, Flourish (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2020) and Stet (Princeton University Press, 2018). In 2019, Eris Press published Soundings, a UK Selected of Malech’s poems and drawings. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Best American Poetry, and numerous other …

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