Collecting and compiling emerging and established writers from a range of backgrounds, this Handbook charts one of poetry’s most used tropes in order to bring the dead animal back to life. We’re eager and we’re earnest. Poets include: Martín Espada, Airea D. Matthews, Jericho Brown, Ocean Vuong, Danez Smith, Traci Brimhall, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Franny Choi, CAConrad, Dean Young, Aziza Barnes, Rachel McKibbens, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, D.A. Powell, and many more talents. Warning: if you dare carry on, beware carrion.
Cam Awkward-Rich is the author of Sympathetic Little Monster (Ricochet Editions, 2016) and the chapbook Transit (Button Poetry, 2015). A Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine, his poetry has appeared in Narrative, The Baffler, Indiana Review and elsewhere. Currently, Cam is a doctoral candidate in the Program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University and has essays forthcoming/in Science Fiction Studies and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.
sam sax is the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017), winner of The National Poetry Series selected by Terrance Hayes. His second book Bury It will be out on Wesleyan University Press in 2018. He’s received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Lambda Literary.