“i am not the same as the enemy though i spent tuesday cooperating with monstrosity” The monstrosity of healing in the lumbar burlesque with Coda Wei, part of Cassandra Troyan’s summer poetry curation.
“Distill that into / what is a woman and / what is it to be one / you say you met one / walking down the Via / Negativa or did you / just pass her, a lone / wolf perhaps out to / bring down the church?” Incantations of spiritual queenship from Zoe Tuck’s “Summer Arcana”, selected as part of Cassandra Troyan’s summer poetry curation.
“The ocean was a cryogenic room, a place for hovering near death”: a beautiful new long work by Oki Sogumi, selected by Summer poetry editor, Cassandra Troyan.
Jennifer Tamayo takes her black eraser to Carl Andre in a new visual poem, selected by Summer poetry editor Cassandra Troyan.
“One thing fattens as another lies prone for feeding.”: a new poem from Rob Halpern, selected by Summer poetry editor Cassandra Troyan.
“The thought of / the dying world makes me feel less sad than really / lazy.”: a new long poem by Brandon Brown, selected by Summer poetry editor Cassandra Troyan.
“In sound and silence I can see, see the theatricality of your quotidian body”: poems of performative pleasure from Rachel Ellison selected by summer poetry editor Cassandra Troyan.
“And mostly we are exhausted and unmoved, even if at times a flare crests the wind and plaining voices rue inside this very long, little war, the opacity of it, around which we stumble as if looking for a light.” A coterie essay from Jackqueline Frost selected by summer poetry editor Cassandra Troyan.
3 new poems by Jackie Wang on the conditions of being possible. “You’re a woman with a diseased heart,” she said, “which should not be confused with heart disease, as a diseased heart is what you get after bleeding too many unstitched metaphors.”
“Immanent like no description passes for witness / Repeated until we are one with violence”: a new poem from Thom Donovan selected by Summer poetry editor Cassandra Troyan.