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The Czech Issue

  Editor’s Note   Throughout the month of November B O D Y will be publishing poetry and prose by writers from the Czech Republic.   This issue, featuring recent Czech writing, would not have been possible without literary translators. […]

UK & Irish Poetry Issue

Throughout the month of October B O D Y will be publishing poetry by poets from across the United Kingdom & Ireland. If you think poems written by poets from across the Atlantic all have rhymes lined up like ducks […]

Julia Butschkow

NEW YEAR’S DAY   I’ve never spent a New Year’s Eve like this before. Without going out. Just lying under the comforter without having the flu or a broken leg. Without alcohol, confetti bombs, music. Cod or salmon. Without champagne, […]

W. Scott Howard

  RIDING SEAWARD   You’ll find my circumlocutions encrypted within these nested circuits Of alleyways apartment blocks boulevards and viaducts—evading transport. These things happen—besides we’re stuck for the moment on this overpass Parsing redactions from our bootleg mixtape tour—so magnificently […]

Rachel Custer

SONG   A woman alone in the boat of a man. A woman a moan in the throat of a man. Brief stone afloat in the moat of a man. Secret sewn into the coat of a man. Note a […]

Michele Sharpe

CRACKER   As in born in Florida, left Florida, came home and left again. Came home to die. As in here I’ll lie. As in daddy’s name’s a mystery and six long-lost siblings. As in kindlings of desire for some […]

James Lineberger

THE CRY OF THE WILD RHINO   bobby and me went to high school together but over the years we drifted apart and i hadnt seen him in oh i dont recall exactly but it was a long time ago […]

David Hawkins

WHETSTONE   To inherit such an object: no one here knows how to use it anymore but one day we’ll read what to do in an unforeseen moment of necessity. This long oval in heavy dark grey, its keen, mineral […]

Max Sessner

  LEAVING THE CAFÉ   The girl takes the umbrella or does the umbrella take the girl lead her out into the wet evening and touch her softly on the hand seeing them from a distance one thinks of lovers […]

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 […]

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