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Anders Carlson-Wee

Anders Carlson-Wee is the author of The Low Passions (Norton, 2019). His work has appeared in BuzzFeed, the Nation, Tin House, Ploughshares, the Kenyon Review, Best New Poets, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. His chapbook, Dynamite, won the Frost Place Chapbook Prize. The recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and winner of the 2017 Poetry International Prize, he lives in Minneapolis.

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The Mattress

Fall 2018 | Poetry

No car to drive to the dump and too embarrassed 
to borrow one, you scrape the black mold 
off the underside as best you can, muscle it 
onto your shoulder. Spores multiplied to the size 

Pride

Fall 2018 | Poetry

After pulling a score from the dumpster 
behind Krogers I stroll through 
sliding doors with egg-caked hands. 
The greeter greets me as I pass. I scan 
the aisles like a surgeon studying the mint

Cleaning

Fall 2018 | Poetry

Sorting through the chest’s junk, I happened
on this picture of him, a stranger I lived with 
month-to-month while I looked for something