- By Edward Clifford
a sloth-slow strength stretches like lines of longiturde / sighing
through my lingering life and other lives before / oh above
and parallel to mine gently curving / a fierce kink in
meridians of knowledge / systems fixated on fixes
—from "how do we protect the mutant from annihilation by the 'normal'," Volume 64, Issue 4 (Winter 2022)
Tell us about one of the first pieces you wrote.
Andy Jackson: It's hard to remember what my earliest pieces of writing were. But I will always remember the first time I explicitly spoke about my bodily difference in a poem, and read it out in public. The...