I co-edited this issue of Contemporary Verse 2 with Rebecca Salazar and Lauren Turner. Cover art by Lux Habrich.
Sick Poetics is an issue dedicated entirely to exploring the limits and boundaries of sick, crip, mad, and disabled poetry. The work within this issue comes from emerging and established poets, writing through a wide variety of styles and experiences. Their pieces both contradict and complement as they weave through the complexities of harm and healing, fear and safety, death and life. There is hurt and anger, but there is also joy. As Tanis MacDonald writes, “This is supposed / to be grief; / but so is everything.”