The poets gathered here have all appeared in the pages of No, Dear magazine over the last ten years. At the time of their publication, they were living in NYC. Some still are. Others have moved to other parts of the country and world. All have been sheltering-in due to the global pandemic.
Included here are images of their poems, written in each poet’s hand, accompanied by a portrait or selfie in the space where they are quarantining. While our community is spread out, we are not spread thin. We are connected by our practice, intention, and care. As Yoko Ono wrote in her poem Air Talk, "No matter how far apart we are / the air links us." We hope that this project brings you a sense of comfort and connection.
Special thanks to ND editors: emily brandt, alex cuff, t'ai freedom ford, & leila ortiz.