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“…old enough to be inside this car, to be the one driving who slows down so his friend can throw a girl’s name out the window…” (Jace, pixabay)

"Literature... is an entry into public conversation. At its best it enacts, explores, comments on, further articulates, radically questions the ethos of the discourses from which it springs. Hence my use of the word poethics. Every poetics is a consequential form of life." - Joan Retallack, Poethical Wager.



Anni Liu is a writer and translator from Xi’an, Shaanxi, and Bowling Green, Ohio. Her work is published or forthcoming in Pleiades, Waxwing, Cream City Review, The Margins, and elsewhere. She is completing her MFA at Indiana University and helps out with The Tenderness Project. Learn more about her here. On this edition of The Poets Weave, Anni reads "Open Letter to the Boy in the Car," "Additionally, What Freedoms Have I Been Trained to Deny Myself?," and "Summer Aubade."
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