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Rachel Blau DuPlessis
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Rachel Blau DuPlessis
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Rachel Blau DuPlessis, poet, critic, and collagist, is the author of the multi-volume long poem Drafts (1986–2012) from Salt Publishing and Wesleyan, the recent collage poems Numbers (Materialist Press), and Graphis Novella (Xexoxial Editions). Recent books by Rachel Blau DuPlessis are Late Work (Black Square Editions); Around the Day in 80 Worlds (BlazeVOX), and Poetic Realism (BlazeVOX). Her Selected Poems 1980–2020 will come out from CHAX.

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Vol. 77
States of Play: The Games Issue
Fall 2021
Bradford Morrow

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January 19, 2022
Now that the little lies
            accrue into the vast
incredulity, fear on fear
            swells: a wave.

Slipping down the dune or
            climbing? Who can tell?
The small cries, growing smaller,
            fly past and vanish.
January 12, 2022
The hope of non-sleepers is sleep, sleep is the food of all living presence, and time is the food of sleep. Time is a physiological condition, in addition to being a pit of holes. Sleep and wake are genres. Despite all appearances to the contrary, and notwithstanding dreams, sleep is a season. If you jump ahead, skip episodes of sleep, fragment the night, you lose the poetry of daytime. Daytime becomes a plot-driven slog; all it thinks about is sleep.
January 5, 2022
The trees conspiring to create eternity again.
Our bodies with every tendon, sheath, and auricle
intending to grow old again. Breath finding wings,
lungs, skin. Hearts becoming rooms, again.
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