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Poetry: collards by Ashia Ajani

An ode to the “brine and whimsy” of cooked greens, Ashia Ajani’s new poem reaches for the belly, for fullness. When so many understand the ache of literal emptiness, what else should poetry be about? collards The pot stays on.…

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Poetry: migraineurs by Mae Ramirez

Mae Ramirez is a talent to watch—her “migraineurs” reaches into your scalp and pulls out a new name for god with each handful of hair. migraineurs momma pulls my hair so hard i can hear the world in misty shards…

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Poetry: The Magic Dark by Grace H. Zhou

Grace H. Zhou’s “magical dark” exists on the tension between the fairy tales we tell ourselves and the truth of how we treat our most vulnerable—”truth is a screw in the wood / of time,” she says, and she means…

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