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Easily the best issue of the year.

Some lines from Dean Young:

Once an angel has made an annunciation,
it’s impossible to tell him he has the wrong address.
&
God…doesn’t much like being created/ by ilk like us.
&
The mountain thinks it’s the same
without you but it’s wrong.

Todd Boss : The World Is in Pencil

A line from Joanie Mackowski:

a freakish postage stamp mails//our envelope outside time

J. Allyn Rosser : As If

Many agreeable things said about the tongue in Ray Amorosi’s Ode

Economic, but powerful, John Rybicki : If 

Andrea Cohen : Brutal

A very strong showing from this year’s Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship award winners:

Olivia Clare’s Enoch’s Blocks builds a great playing with words + Don Giovanni

T. Zachary Cotler : Clover

Marcus Wicker : The Way We Were Made & Bay Window Lauds

Allison Seay writes a poem of living things in dead love, Town of Unspeakable Things and of dead things and living love Time of Need

Two quotes from David Shapiro:

“Make it new is a quotation”
&
“I love the moments when poets at last try to explain their work —and fail, of course”

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