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"I don’t know if it’s appropriate or inappropriate to conclude a year dominated by a zoonotic disease with an issue full of animal poems. But I’ve learned this about myself: I would rather read a poem about a pheasant or a stick insect than SARS-CoV-2, though a virus is a life form too. Anyway, what is an animal poem doing, if not reckoning with mortality and strangeness?"
from Emily Berry’s Editorial