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Johannes Göransson

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Johannes Göransson

Johannes Göransson is the author of several books, including The Sugar Book (Tarpaulin Sky, 2015) and Haute Surveillance (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2013), and is the translator of Aase Berg's Hackers (Black Ocean, 2017). He teaches at the University of Notre Dame and lives in South Bend, Indiana.

by this poet

The larval aura makes summer
sense to me who’s alone with
my aftermath and the teeth
have been torn out of the mask
that represents mimicry
nobody wants to tell me
with summer-breaths
where it hurts or who was injured
when I broke into a toxic garble
with a hissing snake for a heart
when I was sweaty and tired