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April a mixed–up
as voices out
clouds within the
of sky it combs
clear as Venus spills
behind what air up
the surface of her is
degrees and the mountains
as if with snow it isn’t
it’s bits of lead that storm her
shaped into cubes or spikes
hectic radios playing at once In the Spring I Had Great Hunger.
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In her new book, Danish poet Olga Ravn writes with open love, pity, and compassion for her strange yet familiar creations.
Draconian individual punishment distracts from systemic change and reinforces the cruelest and most racist system of incarceration on the planet.
Our well-being depends on a better understanding of how the logic of labor has twisted our relationship with pleasure.