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Mark Irwin
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Mark Irwin
Mark Irwin’s nine collections of poetry include A Passion According to Green (New Issues), American Urn: New & Selected Poems (1987- 2014) (Ashland Poetry Press), Tall If (New Issues), and Bright Hunger (BOA Editions​​​​​​​). He is the recipient of many awards for his poetry, including the Philip Levine Prize for his tenth book, Shimmer, which will be published by Anhinga Press in 2020. He is completing a long translation project entitled Zanzibar: Selected Poems & Letters of Arthur Rimbaud, with an afterword by Alain Borer.

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Vol. 74
Grendel’s Kin: The Monsters Issue
Spring 2020
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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June 30, 2020
The bones and crosses left out for him an emerald

Cicada dying attended by ants the emperor’s pleading face

All over town I dragged it behind me like a wing
A Selected Text from Conjunctions:74, Grendel’s Kin: The Monsters Issue
June 29, 2020
Quisa had fallen into the habit of disappointing herself, and then disappointing herself a little more, with the words she let slip from her mouth. She kept talking to people in this hungry, intimate way, as if they too had spent the time of their lives in their heads and read the warning labels too closely and worried irrationally about their lymph nodes. Accidental confessions are what these amounted to.
June 23, 2020
Four cops come. Both parents are arrested, D&D. The children—William, six, and Stephanie, three—are taken by CPS.

     The neighborhood will be quiet for almost two weeks.
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