The Fall Issue | 2021

Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere is officially over. It's been fantastic to enjoy the sunshine over the last few months (apologies to our...
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M. Nasorri Pavone

I asked a man I was in love with once / if he was in love with me. No, he said.

Vratislav Kadlec

His astonishing, indeed quite singular ability to touch the tip of his nose with his teeth was something he discovered almost inadvertently

Eric Nelson poet poetry poems

Eric Nelson

Get used to it, kid, everybody wants something from you. / And they’ll swear they’re giving you a gift.

Karel Šebek

Prague is falling behind the windows / like an autumn curtain falls on summer / like a fish falls after a whale

Jessica Q. Stark

I’d listen to her work her way through its drama: the // little girl’s errors hitched to curiosity, her wandering hands, the / way the wolf and the girl had much more in common than not

Books in Brief | Friday Pick

What are you reading? Here at B O D Y we’ve always got a tome or two open, and we're happy to recommend these recent books.

Paweł Sołtys

Me, I’m the opposite, of course – my soul is in full view, as if it weren’t just my shirt that was ripped but my flesh too, and it’s right here, my clownish soul, winking at you with a tear in its eye, because like a steam engine it’s powerful and full of emotion at the same time.

Pavla Melková

say it / briefly // like / a finch’s whistle

Zach Murphy

The wildflowers wilt over their own feet as I stagger through the dusty, jaded soil. One of my legs is broken. My mouth is parched.

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