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Sick Poetics

Spring 2022. Vol. 44 No.4


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By Sepideh Soltaninia
My father strikes a jujube tree and the sundried fruit balter into a bedsheet I hold below. How strange, to beat a living thing for its dying fruit. To wrest from it...
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By David Epstein
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By Kari Teicher
if there is no crease in a palm, how new is the baby how new is the wound, how deep when the doctor goes to wrest a sac from your insides he...


Poetry In Motion Fundraiser

By Contemporary Verse 2
We're excited to announce our Poetry in Motion Fundraiser! This event will be held virtually from June 6-12. Join us...

BIPOC Writers Intensive

By Contemporary Verse 2
Announcing CV2's first BIPOC Writers Intensive of 2022! This free workshop will be held in Winnipeg May 14-15. Open to...

Sick Poetics Issue Launch

By Contemporary Verse 2
Save the date! We'll be launching Sick Poetics on Thursday, May 5th, at 7pm CT over Zoom Register now at...