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10 May 2023

The NS Poem: All Points of Light

A new poem by Maya C Popa.

By Maya C Popa

in the night sky
will soon be satellites,

the headline reads
though the head knows

soon already
came and went.

It’s all the same
if you fix your eyes

upon what’s brightest,
erasure to fashion

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a dipper or a spear,
a distraction or a life.

Maya C Popa’s new collection of poetry, “Wound Is the Origin of Wonder”, will be published by Picador in June

[See also: The best poetry books of 2022]

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This article appears in the 10 May 2023 issue of the New Statesman, What could go wrong?

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