I had forgotten: this is what it feels like to live in time. The lurching forward, the sensation of falling of a cliff into darkness, and then landing abruptly, surprised, confused, and then starting the whole process again in the next moment, doing that over and over again, falling into each instant of time and then climbing back up only to repeat the process.
Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
Looking for some new poetry to read? Check out our 2017 longlist authors
Frank Bidart, Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers) Chen Chen, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, Ltd.) Leslie Harrison, The Book of Endings (University of Akron Press) Marie Howe, Magdalene: Poems (W. W. Norton & Company) Laura Kasischke, Where Now: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press) Layli Long Soldier, WHEREAS (Graywolf Press) Shane McCrae, In the Language of My Captor (Wesleyan University Press) Sherod Santos, Square Inch Hours (W. W. Norton & Company) Danez Smith, Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems (Graywolf Press)