The Poetry Project


Kamden Ishmael Hilliard & Carlos Lara

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Dreams and detritus, the drams of capital and what can be salvaged in the aftermaths of capital, the poems of Kamden Ishmael Hilliard and Carlos Lara turn with new octane and direction our sense of what might be assembled or dismantled of what and how. Kamden Ishmael Hilliard is the author of the chapbooks distress tolerance and henceforth: a travel poetic; Carlos Lara’s most recent book is Like Bismuth When I Enter, winner of the 2018 Nightboat Poetry Prize. Come for the acrobatic music and syntax, stay for all that flickers in the rough.

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