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By Brandon Brown

I’m sure that most of you are familiar with a few myths of durability which are, finally, fake news. Of course, if you swallow gum it does not live in your digestive tract for seven years. While gum can’t be broken down by the acids in the stomach the way radicchio or, say, raw venison, can be, gum nevertheless does not “stick” inside the body. It emerges later, incorporated into regular shit. Nor does LSD embed itself into the cells of the spinal cord for a number of years or decades. Lysergic acid is water soluble and vanishes from the body’s systems hours after you stop seeing tracers and life-size wolves reading Blake or whatever.

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Once again, it's that time of the year when Harriet invites a gaggle of poets back to the blog to celebrate National Poetry Month. 

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    By Brandon Brown

    I’m sure that most of you are familiar with a few myths of durability which are, finally, fake news. Of course, if you swallow...

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    By Carmen Giménez Smith

    We are here to say no. This is a statement of utter denouncement of utter refusal of white supremacist redeployment of the treatment of...

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    By Philip Jenks

    Turn one way and it’s all chatter. The chatter is clear, prosaic. Institutions treasure this particular form of language. Monikered as transparency, it reveals less...

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    By Yanara Friedland

    The men that have touched my life often return in ghostly, unannounced measures. They appear after long absences with a note between their beaks....

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