Corey Van Landingham

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Corey Van Landingham

A Habitable Space

scientists have it better
at the end of the day they

can actually touch something

where the word exhale means
nothing nor boundary

acreage asylum how can

one have sympathy for
an exoplanet where no one will

bend toward a neighbor’s garden

to pick a lime from the tree
where legend does not have it

I’m tired of all the not-saying

what is seen is not what is felt
or the drone would never


Corey Van Landingham reads “A Habitable Space”

Corey Van Landingham is the author of Antidote and Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens, forthcoming from Tupelo Press. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, she teaches in the MFA program at the University of Illinois.