Compression: Ariana Nadia Nash

“In this poem, compression is not understood as contraction, but rather as simplicity, not in subject or aim, but in the presentation of a single moment of apprehension. Compression is the desire not for density, but for the words to be spare enough that meaning can occur in emptiness. The poem is compressed, yet ironically its meaning sprawls and expands past its form.” — Ariana Nadia Nash

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