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// MUCKWORKS???
Right now, youâre probably asking, âWhat is MuckWorks?â

Answer: Poets Yona Harvey and Douglas Kearney with a trunk full of lab coats.

We believe that writers should get the opportunity to muck around a bit. To try new things, but with the alibi: “MuckWorks made me do it!” And “it,” here, denotes one of a variety of secret poetic experiments.

MuckWorks will produce a series of chapbooks, pamphlets and more in which some of our favorite writers will be invited to experiment with different projects and constraints. The results will then be made available as free pdfs or mp3s downloadable from this site.

MuckWorks One features eight poets writing covers of Inaugural Poet Elizabeth Alexander’s poem, “Ladders,â from her first collection, The Venus Hottentot. Check out new work from: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Brian Gilmore, Yona Harvey, Terrance Hayes, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Douglas Kearney, Bao Phi and Crystal Williams!

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