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Layla Benitez-James

Layla Benitez-James is an editor and translator based in Alicante, Spain, whose poems are forthcoming in the Bennington Review and the Latino Book Review. Other work appears in Poetry London, the London Magazine, Hinchas de Poesia, the Acentos Review, Guernica, Waxwing, Revista Kokoro, and Asymptote Journal. God Suspected My Heart Was a Geode but He Had to Make Sure was selected by Major Jackson for Cave Canem’s Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize.


Wearing a Path

Spring 2021 | Poetry

We found ourselves without our grandfather. We found ourselves faced 
with stacks of naked women and reels of naked women. We found ourselves