Arc 93 Fall 2020  Shining a light on eight up-and-coming poets of today

From introductions to eight poets by established writers, to features from our Poet-in-Residence mentorship program, to reviews of writers’ debut collections—dive into Arc 93 as we head into winter.

In This Issue

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc; people struggle with unemployment, under employment, high-risk employment; protestors fight against police brutality and systemic inequality; and democracy faces various threats, it is natural to wonder how we’re supposed to be creative, how we’re supposed to care about art. For any writer, these would be weighty concerns.

But for those who aren’t yet established, who are at a time in their careers when visibility and momentum seem crucial, they may feel even heavier. How does one stand up in a time like this and say the equivalent of “look at me, look at my work”?


As we head into winter, Arc shines a spotlight on up-and-coming writers:

  • Canisia Lubrin introduces Faith Arkorful, Lucas Crawford introduces Rebecca Salazar Leon, and more;
  • Arc’s Poet-in-Residence Stevie Howell introduces four poets from the mentorship program;
  • Diana Manole translates work by Romanian poet Nora Iuga;
  • New reviews by Faith Paré, Sanchari Sur, and more;
  • Poetry by Sanna Wani, Tom Wayman, Ronna Bloom, and many others.

Read some of Arc 93’s poetry reviews online:

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