Poetry: Image Map by Alexa Luborsky
We get so excited over poems that really lean into their own forms, and Alexa Luborsky’s “Image Map” does just that. In an endless loop of stanzas mapped against visual object, the speaker’s strange and striking metaphors examine interpretation in the face of power.
Alexa Luborsky is a writer of Western Armenian and Eastern European Jewish descent. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as AGNI, Black Warrior Review, Guernica, and West Branch, among others. She was runner-up for the 2022 Quarterly West annual poetry prize. Currently an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Virginia, she is the Interviews Editor for Poetry Northwest and reads for Meridian. You can find more of her work at alexaluborsky.com.