Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative is excited to continue our partnership with CUNY’s Manifold team to publish Light Relief Series II featuring poetry, prose, photography, drawings, collage, and short audio-visual and digital works from Ammiel Alcalay, Henry Ferrini, Joey S. Kim, Lucy Torres, Sean M. Kennedy, Brad Fox, Iris Cushing, John Rufo, Marine Cornuet, and Stefano Morello.

Read Light Relief Series II here or below, and click here to read Light Relief Series I and learn more about our partnership with CUNY Manifold including digital publications by Audre Lorde and June Jordan from our archival publication series.

The goal of Light Relief from Lost & Found, and the core of our work as a whole lies in careful attention to the interplay of poetry, poetics, friendship, and politics. Grounded in collectivity, friendship, archival recovery, and collaboration, our publishing practice is driven by a deeply felt belief that poetry has the power to transform the way we understand and act in and on the worlds we inhabit.

The work we received for Light Relief was dynamic and enthralling. From earliest stages of a forming thought, to fragments of research, visual or sonic work or finished pieces, all of the work contributed is steeped in the spirit of Lost & Found—a perseverance through uncertain times via poetry and collectivity. We hope you will enjoy Series II featuring:

Click here to read more about the contributors
for L&F Light Relief Series II.

Click here to read Lost & Found Light Relief Series I & II
on Manifold and learn more about this publication project.