Fall 2023 • Vol. XLV No. 4 FoodSeptember 1, 2023 |

Nearly Every Invading Army Brought Pigs with Them to Feed Their Soldiers

they reproduce so quick generations could be eaten during a single siege. adaptable they followed, devouring towns and forests, so soldiers ate the worlds they invaded. even after illness swept through the men like wind through a grain silo, the pigs they left behind, killing the hillside, remain.

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sam sax is a queer, jewish writer and educator. They’re the author of Madness (Penguin Books, 2017), winner of The National Poetry Series, and Bury It (Wesleyan University Press, 2018), winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. They’re the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion with poems published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Poetry, Granta, and elsewhere. sax has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, Yaddo, Lambda Literary Foundation, and MacDowell, and is currently serving as an ITALIC Lecturer at Stanford University.

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they reproduce so quick generations could be eaten during a single siege. adaptable they followed, devouring towns and forests, so soldiers ate the worlds they invaded. even after illness swept […]

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they reproduce so quick generations could be eaten during a single siege. adaptable they followed, devouring towns and forests, so soldiers ate the worlds they invaded. even after illness swept […]

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