Bruce Beasley: “ ‘I Don’t Like My Soul Parts’,” “On Marriage” by Bruce Beasley. Copyright © 2017 Bruce Beasley. Published by permission of the author.

Laton Carter: “The Starling,” “Horse” by Laton Carter. Copyright © 2018 Laton Carter. Published by permission of the author.

Robert Dannenberg: “Autumn became,” “Autumn shifts” by Robert Dannenberg. Copyright © 2018 Robert Dannenberg. Published by permission of the author.

Daniel Heller-Roazen: “Aleph” from Echolalias: On the Forgetting of Language by Daniel Heller-Roazen. Copyright © 2005 Zone Books. Reprinted by permission of Zone Books.

Russell Helms: “A Somewhat Beautiful Lie” by Russell Helms. Copyright © 2018 Russell Helms. Published by permission of the author.

Carolyn Hembree: “The Book of Foundlings,” “Now I am your gun poem…,” “The Goner” by Carolyn Hembree. Copyright © 2018 Carolyn Hembree. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Alice Oswald: “Diores son of Amarinceus” by Alice Oswald. Reprinted from Memorial: A Version of Homer’s Iliad by Alice Oswald. Copyright © 2011 by Alice Oswald. With permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. This selection may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher.

Lisa Russ Spaar: “Baroque Hour,” “Abridged Hour;,” “Temple You”by Lisa Russ Spaar. Copyright © 2017 Lisa Russ Spaar. Reprinted by permission of Persea Books, Inc. (New York).

Andrew Seguin: “From the Life of Sir John Herschel” by Andrew Seguin. Copyright © 2018 Andrew Seguin. Published by permission of the author.

Eliot Weinberger: “The Wind,” “Abu Al-Anbas’ Donkey,” “Empedocles,” “Anecdotal Evidence,” “Wind and Bone,” “The Desert Music: South” “At the Sign of the Hand,” from An Elemental Thing by Eliot Weinberger. Copyright © 2007 Eliot Weinberger. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Books.

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