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Tell Me Like You Mean It: New Poems from Young and Emerging Writers

Bella Li | Excerpt from ‘Pérouse, ou, Une semaine de disparitions’, Argosy | 9″x12″ ‘Emerging’ is a strange word, and ‘strange’ is probably a cop out. It is often arbitrary, sometimes condescending, frequently empowering and often carries with it an …

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my mother told this story of the white girl in the library

so my mother told this story of the white girl in the library making eyes feet up shoes off on the table oh god making eyes long lash tilt down at a stranger transgress in the tropics: look for love …

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My Kitchen Counter Said

My kitchen counter said To invest My best bit first Then my legs Then kitchen counter said to curl my legs And twitch them in the air And squeeze squeeze Squeeze air Counter said Surface-wise my animal is quite naturalistic …

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Wangal Morning

sounds almost mute like earth like blood then heat move in shadows slow given back light measure the measureless once more around time fracture sound half sigh fill sky gather old light from other place when we, new muted you, …

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Blue Carbon, Intertidal

I hydro in dance notation backless strings nothing lies and water spills replacement verb 3 crucial points and older but damaged set 1 infinite loop II restart a bundle a bounce, that’s when reply through sunset, point out tint all …

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seepage swan lake

and my own personal culinary cosign and The sateen of inquisitive gripe like how do you usurp your own ensemble. mmmmmmm… soft oriental Suspension ribbon ; venus xxxxxxtra small and bouncy and she’s a maternal fibber strepsil cinematic snack exxxtra …

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murrispacetime

From me don’t take from me what this what I been learnin’ slowly. Seein’ time stretch out from me don’t take it. I’m seein’ slow-stretch-time stretch time before me. Don’t stretch away from me just yet. Take time. You’re learnin’ …

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Tax Return

This morning I went to see an accountant about my tax return. The accountant asked me lots of questions about my business expenses and supplementary income I didn’t know the answers to because I don’t have business expenses or supplementary …

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The Feet that Don’t Stop Will Come to Know Shame

You son has small feet. The first word he ever learned to spell was ‘exile’ On his first day of high school he came back wondering why he wasn’t like the other boys. Why did you tell him to run …

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The Spanish Revelation

Your education came too early, before you had seen an alcazaba Before you learned about the journey of pomegranates. You didn’t know how to create paradise in a white city Or the sudden turns these strongholds would have to make …

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ante meridiem

            The stranger grimaces, decries amateur orchestration, prescribes humoral amelioration, statim! Anorexique a’la cygne noir! Splenetic retch periodically ejects whence ennui claims           fount, and apathy fills rococo-chalice measures to brim.                     Motorists, motoring in their cars, carrying, I suppose,           regular folk: …

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I had promised myself that I will never write about shisha, ever again. The topic itself is as disgusting as is                                                                                                            knuckles press down onto counter hips between stovetop & a stack of ceramic my soles lift as his hand …

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