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The New Violence

She refused to watch 1970s black-gloved murderers, while she devoted her life to seventh century black-figure murderers.

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Furniture Dreams

Things understand in their own ways. Hotels understand differently from stools, bars, humans, consortiums.

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An Impossible Spill of Elephants
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This Plague of Ritual

Three poems on loss from Karan Kapoor.

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Enjoy two poems from Bob Hicok’s latest collection, Water Look Away.

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Issue 6: The Seeds of Ritual


What do fireflies eat, I’d ask / this poem’s naturalist / if it had one


Our friendship is based on the realization / that neither of us knows what we’re doing / but we’re doing it at full speed,

The Waste Land

Somewhere in this world, a group of people still hold me responsible for the stupid decision my friend made in my presence.

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