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To What Extent Are We Damned?— an Interview with Claire Wahmanholm

Selected by Rick Barot as the winner of the 2018 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, Claire Wahmanholm’s Wilder is a stunning debut from Milkweed Editions. “These poems spring not only from the end,” Maggie Smith says, “but from the imagined after, excavating…

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Poetry: Your Name Was Supposed to Be Africa by Kendra Allen

Kendra Allen’s new poem crackles with the energy of language on edge, language in transformation. Without irony or posturing, “Your Name Was Supposed to Be Africa” explores the complicated layering of identity across names and bodies and continents.   YOUR…

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Editors Talk Poetry Acceptances: J.P. Dancing Bear, Verse Daily

As a platform for emerging poets, our mission is to provide practical help for serious writers. The community lifts itself up together or not at all. In that light, we’ve been asking some great editors from around the literary community…

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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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