“Going to Walden” by Mary Oliver from New & Selected Poems, Vol. 1, published by Beacon Press, Boston. Copyright © 1972, 1992 by Mary Oliver. Used herein by permission of the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency.

“Naming Home” by Kazim Ali from Northern Light. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions. Copyright © 2020 Kazim Ali. Reprinted by permission of Milkweed Editions.

“Nectar” by Cathryn Essinger from Wings, or, Does the Caterpillar Dream of Flight?, Dos Madres Press, 2020. Copyright © 2020 Cathryn Essinger. Used with permission of the author.

“Thought Inventory with Rorschach and Caesura” by Jennie Malboeuf from God had a body, Indiana University Press, 2020. Copyright © 2020 Jennie Malboeuf. Used with permission of the author.


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