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Brandon Amico

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Brandon Amico

Brandon Amico is the author of Disappearing, Inc. (Gold Wake Press, 2019). He is the recipient of a 2019 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Regional Artist Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, and the winner of Southern Humanities Review’s Hoepfner Literary Award for Poetry. He lives in North Carolina.

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The opposite of not existing
is shopping. I am less the name
given me than my portion
of our nation’s GDP. Student loan
interest rates and 401(k) projections
tangle on a graph, spurring one another
toward climax. I am my credit score
(777, which means I can afford
to gamble)