Get Back

Cody Walker
July 1, 2016
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I injured my back in mid-April—and my recovery, or lack of recovery, has been, at times, painful and demoralizing. So I’ve spent much of the past two months on my living room couch. I’ve been reading a lot: reports of…

First Person Plural: Part V (Genealogy)

Dora Malech
July 1, 2016
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Over the course of multiple posts, I’ve focused on poems that explore the first person plural – “we.” Most recently, I looked at Camille Rankine’s poem “Genealogy,” a poem that, though it doesn’t explicitly use the pronoun “we,” functions powerfully as…

Most People Are Not Your Friends

Sejal Shah
June 30, 2016
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In the fifth grade, I was friends with a girl on my street. Best friends—though we did not wear those Be Fri / St Ends necklaces—a heart split in two—each friend wearing a half; each friend wearing a broken heart around…

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