Timons Esaias: “Of the Books of Shahanay” copyright © 2021 by Timons Esaias. Reprinted by permission of the author

Gemma Gorga: “Lineage” and “Optic Principle”. Text copyright © 2019 by Gemma Gorga. Translation copyright © 2019 by Sharon Dolin. Reprinted by permission of the author.

George Kramer: “Roadkill” copyright © 2021 by George Kramer. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Joyelle McSweeney: “Death-fletched, alive, immune to all elixirs” and “To lie down in still waters of erasure” from Toxicon and Ariadne. Copyright © 2020 Joyelle McSweeney. Reprinted by permission of Nightboat Books.

Ange Mlinko: “Frontier” and “Cooked in Their Own Ink” from Distant Mandate. Copyright © 2018 Ange Mlinko. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Maël Renouard: “Cosmological myth (circa A.D. 2500)”, “Images have a destiny”, “In Stalin’s time”, and “The internet has written a new chapter” from Fragments d'une mémoire infinie © Editions Grasset & Fasquelle, 2016. Translation copyright © 2020 by Peter Behrman de Sinéty. Reprinted by permission of NYRB and Grasset & Fasquelle

Robyn Schiff: “Fourth of July, 2012” from A Woman of Property. Copyright © 2016 Robyn Schiff. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Jeremiah Sears: “A Fish” copyright © 2021 by Jeremiah Sears. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Gleb Shulpyakov: “a man onscreen removes an overcoat”, “like a skier cuts through snow in the dark”, “you, nearly inaudible—” and “man is made of what he eats and drinks” from Letters to Yakub. Copyright © 2014. Translation copyright © 2014 by Christopher Mattison. Reprinted by permission of Canarium Books.

Samyak Shertok:“Crossing the Kausiki” copyright © 2021 by Samyak Shertok. First appeared in Waxwing, Issue XVII Spring 2019. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Zoë Skoulding: “a river behind itself” from Footnotes to Water. Copyright © 2019. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Andrzej Stasiuk: “Midsummer, Pogórze” from Dukla. Copyright © 2011 by Andrzej Stasiuk. Translation copyright © 2011 by Bill Johnston. Reprinted by permission of Dalkey Archive.

Deidra Suwanee Dees: “Crooked Feather” copyright © 2021 by Deidra Suwanee Dees. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Gonçalo M. Tavares: “Apprenticeship”, “The Doctor in the Age of Technique”, “An Explosion”, “A Return to Calm” and “Reflections on Illness” from Learning to Pray in the Age of Technique. Copyright © 2011 by Gonçalo M. Tavares. Translation copyright © 2011 by Daniel Hahn. Reprinted by permission of Dalkey Archive.

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