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Essay: Both Voices Are Valuable; Both Should Be Heard by Susan Yanos

Susan Yanos was selected last year as our Frontier Fellow—she is a wonderfully insightful writer and represents a voice and perspective not heard enough in our shared creative spaces. We proudly publish this essay of hers, on the inclusion and…

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Poetry: If a Lion Could Speak, We Couldn’t Understand Him by Margaret Ray

The truth of the apocalypse is that our language will die with us—what if words, this dark future asks, are neither immortal nor inevitable? Margaret Ray here explores the edges of this question with both the awe and fear that…

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TBT: On Craft — The Frontier of the Body

Originally published in 2017, this essay from our editor examines the previous year’s hit collections, Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong, and Portrait of an Alcoholic by Kaveh Akbar—and we’re so excited that both Kaveh and Ocean will be helping to…

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the extreme limit of understanding or achievement in a particular area

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brink, boundary, borderland

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a line between different or opposed things

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