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Q&A: Philosophy professor Ray Briggs on politics’ role in modern poetry

Ray Briggs is a professor of philosophy at Stanford, and has published two books of poetry: “Free Logic” and “Common Sexual Fantasies, Ruined,” in addition to the zine “Modern American Gods” (in collaboration with artist Anna Zusman). “Free Logic” won the 2012 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for emerging poets in Queensland and was shortlisted for a 2014 Queensland Literary Award.

[copy RW] Poetry (1/2): Nancy Chang

It All Becomes Oblong  The length of the snap pea Exactly matches that of my pinky finger: Carbon sequestered, Water to disappear unseen. I want to become myself, The way that earth turns brown into green. Frame Rate Maybe if I just describe him completely, Well enough, He’ll stay permanently fixed. I’ll never keep him still,…