The real work of poetry is being with you. This issue of Postprint Magazine considers the legibility of human life and the compromises and redactions inextricable from trying to render life legibly in America. After all what, exactly, remains visible? Do the shackles fastened to Muhammad Ansi as he made work at Guantánamo and the 15 years detained there remain visible? The challenges of reckoning with queerness, blackness, memory, and war feel clarified in the work of Being with You, where what you say is inextricable from who you are, where you come from, and how you got there.
Featuring the work of:
Muhammad Ansi, Daria Irincheeva, Kiam Marcelo-Junio, NIC Kay, Jarrett Key, Gio Black Peter, Amina Ross