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Khalisa Rae's Knee Length

Knee Length #1

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In Knee Length, poet and journalist Khalisa Rae navigates the nuances of an inherited conservative legacy. Pulling from memories of her religious upbringing and education, family history, and matrilineal teachings, Knee Length is a history reimagined and excavated—a rebellious relearning of desire and respectability, family and faith.

Poetry

Gift

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“These days, I often wish I could scrape myself / out from the inside and exist as a thing / un-woman.”

Robin Myers' The Guest

The Guest #15

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In The Guest, poet and literary translator Robin Myers explores poetry translation as process, practice, vocation, meditation, and craft. Drawing both on her own projects-in-progress and the work of other translators, The Guest is a kind of diary, a thinking-out-loud about the pleasures, challenges, and decisions required—and invited—by bringing poems into another language. To do them justice and to make them new. 

Poetry

Dramaturgy

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“As if sin were a banked dark in flood-lit / Chiaroscuro. As if light / were revelation, as if gesture or illumination were / truth,”

Poetry

Missing

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I split the horizon of my body to get to the center— / a sparkly soft bellied fish, small enough / to swim in the color of your eye.