Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative is excited to continue our partnership with CUNY’s Manifold team to publish Light Relief Series III featuring poetry, prose, photography, audio, drawings, collage, correspondence and archival work from S*an D. Henry-Smith, Lois Griffith, Lara Mimosa Montes, Lucas de Lima, Ali Macomber, Claudia Moreno Parsons & Megan Paslawski, Daniela R. Molina Herrera, Jacqui Cornetta, and Kara Laurene Pernicano.

Read Light Relief Series III here or below, and click here to read Series I & II of Light Relief and learn more about our partnership with CUNY Manifold including digital publications by Audre Lorde, June Jordan, and Toni Cade Bambara 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. We hope you will enjoy Series III featuring:

Click here to read more about the contributors for Light Relief Series III.

The work we received for Light Relief has been 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.

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