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Éireann Lorsung

Éireann Lorsung is the author of Music for Landing Planes By (Milkweed, 2007), Her Book (Milkweed, 2013), and The Century (Milkweed, 2020). She was a 2016 NEA Fellow in Prose. Her writing appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Adroit, Grist, and elsewhere. 


Form A

September 8, 2020 | Poetry

I need to try a syntax of each in place
of accounting: each-syntax as language 
within reach of one’s own body, 

Century at Lampedusa

September 8, 2020 | Poetry

In rubber rafts on the open field of the Adriatic, open field of the Mediterranean. 
In a diesel-powered ship setting out from Hamburg in 1939. 

Redaction/ monument

September 8, 2020 | Poetry

 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things I CORINTHIANS 13:11  Redaction? No, monument: a             [...]