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Szilárd Borbély: “29. [Allegory IV]” and “37. [Allegory VI]” are both published in Berlin-Hamlet by Szilárd József Borbély, translated by Ottilie Mulzet, published by NYRB Poets. Text copyright © 2003 by Szilárd Borbély; © 2008 by Agite/Fra. Translation copyright © 2008, 2016 by Ottilie Mulzet.

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Sarah Gridley: “Tower” and “Edifice” from Loom. Copyright © 2013 Sarah Gridley. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Brigit Pigeen Kelly: “Rome”. Originally published in Ploughshares. Copyright © 2009 Brigit Pegeen Kelly. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Maxim Osipov: “Polish Friend” is published in Rock, Paper, Scissors by Maxim Osipov, translated by Alex Fleming, published by NYRB Classics. Text copyright © 2019 by Maxim Osipov. Translation copyright © 2019 by Alex Fleming.

Michael Palmer: “The Classical Study”, “The Classical Study (2)”, “The Classical Study (3)”, “The Republic of Dreams”, “That”, Say (4)” and “Fragment after Dante” from Thread. Copyright © 2011 Michael Palmer. Reprinted by permission of New Directions.

Anne Parian: “Beyond the margin…” and “I lean towards you…” from Monospace. Copyright © 2007 Anne Parian. Translation copyright © 2016 Emma Ramadan. Reprinted by permission of La Presse.

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