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From the Winter 2014 Issue

  • The soldiers have already said goodbay to their limbs. / Men with skin darker than the absence around stars / have retired their chessboards and stories and ancestors.

    John Sibley Williams
  • Free of imperfections, a circle is perpetually, / habitually flawless.

    Tennae Maki
  • …one linear chant into a polyphonic / weave often symbolic. They were trying / their own serene insurrection.

    Cara Chamberlain
  • note the simple, repeating dashes / painted a cold as fuck yellow…

    Joseph Rios

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New Poetry Editor

Ruben Quesada joined Cobalt last spring. Learn more about Ruben and the rest of us on The Team page.

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Katie Feild hired as designer for Kate Wyer’s Black Krim (novella, 12/21/14)

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PUBLISHER ANDREW KEATING (Interview on 5/21/2014)