24 FOR 24

Day 13

Awakened by explosions.

While those three words shake us to our cores, they are not a nightly reality for most. But many of the poets who gathered virtually in March of 2022 joined from temporary shelters in homes, cities and countries that weren’t their own because that week, they’d been awakened by explosions that would change their lives.

Today’s #24for24 hopes to highlight the words of a literary community literally fighting for its life by convening around and consuming the only thing that remains reachable, close, and secure amid all losses: language.