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Francesca Bell

PREFERRED PRONOUNS: WE/US/OURS In the name of accuracy and inclusion In the name of full disclosure That we may say we love us and also that we hate us and be completely forthcoming That we may wear the face of […]

FRANCESCA BELL

PREFERRED PRONOUNS: WE/US/OURS In the name of accuracy and inclusion In the name of full disclosure That we may say we love us and also that we hate us and be completely forthcoming That we may wear the face of […]

Francesca Bell

The man keeps telling me I’m beautiful. /
I still look young. //

He says it like I’ve asked for it, /
but I don’t care. //

For him or beauty.

Interview: Max Sessner Talks to Francesca Bell

_______________________________________________________________________ US poet Francesca Bell recently interviewed German poet Max Sessner for B O D Y about his work, some of his thoughts on poetry and his upcoming book of poems, Das Wasser von Gestern.   _______________________________________________________________________ FRANCESCA BELL: I’m […]

Francesca Bell

  HOW LIKE A GOD   Making tiny work of what I could not budge, the bear lifted my left-out cooler—so heavy it would have taken two people to stagger it to safety— and slammed it down, snapping its hinges. […]

Francesca Bell

  Letter to the Man Who Said I Stayed on His Brain Like a Hit of Acid That Wouldn’t Kick In   I thought of you this morning, our six years of letters, and the time you kissed me in […]

Francesca Bell

  I, TOO   Chilly times,             all of us hunched                         before flickering half-lives                   […]

Francesca Bell

  REVISION   Each month comes the reminder of the gash God made in me. I like to think He made it with one finger, the way an artist will reach right into a painting and finish it off. Not […]

Max Sessner

ANGER I want to be someone else ayellow midday spreads itself outall the way into my pocketwhere coins clink and myfist lives with which today Iwould like to hit someonein the face but that will subsidein the evening the hand […]

The Spring Issue | Editorial

Welcome to B O D Y’s 2021 Spring Issue. It’s been a dramatic few months since our Winter Issue came out, and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring you the very best writing and art we could […]

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