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New Poems in Here / Da Fugue Zone

I’ve got two poems from my forthcoming book–Fugue & Strike–in the new, inaugural issue of Here. Also in Here: Ann Lauterback, Joanna Mosuela, Karen Garth, a folio by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Joshua Harmon, Allison Titus, Edgar Garcia, Nancy Kuhl, and Nathaniel Mackey. Thanks to Jason Labbe for the care in gathering and editing the work. Much astonishing poetry, letter-pressed cover, fizzy tactility, the right length before the edge gets dull: put down that box of ammo and get this for $10 instead so Jason makes more.

Grateful, also, to have some poems in print and to get some happy feedback on them. I’ve always counted on being able to perform my work, to interpret it, bend the bough and vibrate the air — to connect it w/people that way. It’s been a difficult few years. The pandemic, yes, and also many necessary but challenging changes in life that have kept me from performing in-person then online. In the meanwhile, I haven’t been able to quit Da Fugue Zone. They’re mumbling in the hundreds

The other thing I’d say about this issue that was delightful: returning to the work of many poets I admire, seeing it grow or simply continuing doing that satisfying thing it does and getting peaks at wildly ambitious projects. Ok.

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Joe Hall is the author of five books of poetry, including Someone's Utopia (2018) and Fugue & Strike (forthcoming). His poems, reviews, and scholarship have appeared in Poetry Daily, The Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Postcolonial Studies, Peach Mag,, PEN America Blog, Poetry Northwest, Ethel Zine, Gulf Coast, Best Buds! Collective, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. He has taught poetry workshops for teachers, teens, and workers through Just Buffalo and the WNYCOSH Worker Center.

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