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Matthew Gavin Frank
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Matthew Gavin Frank
Matthew Gavin Frank is the author of the nonfiction books, The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour through America’s Food, Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer (both Liveright), Pot Farm, and Barolo (both University of Nebraska Press); the poetry books The Morrow Plots (Black Lawrence Press), Warranty in Zulu (Barrow Street Press), and Sagittarius Agitprop (Black Lawrence Press); and two chapbooks. His forthcoming nonfiction book, A Brief Atmospheric Future, is due out in 2021 from Liveright.

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Vol. 73
Earth Elegies
Fall 2019
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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January 28, 2020
I worked for commission in a sterile room with many clocks. The product did not glimmer in the fluorescence, but it was as if it did, and better, like they’d found a way to remove the obligatory negative space of glimmering when the object floated in darkness.
January 21, 2020
I have taken a blow to the head.

     Not one blow. Many blows. But one was worse than the others.

     And my larynx is not my own. My heart isn’t either. But I have a phantom larynx and a phantom heart.
January 14, 2020
We found the laptop in Cressey’s round room. It was black, thin, light as wood, and belonged to Dr. Marcus, the man who came on to me once, the one who smokes dope in the eaves, the philologist or psychologist. I can’t get these “terms” straight in my head anymore, what with these drugs they feed us. The afternoon pills, especially.
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
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