This poem is taken from Stand 226, 18(2) June - August 2020.

Maia Elsner Five Poems
‘America’, Four Continents Engraving by John Stafford, 1630, British Museum Collection

Museum description.
A naked
holding a bow
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‘America –
body, here conceived as
damning –
look closer, her head
(constructed yesterday)
territory,
barriers re-drawn,
paper border separates
not-to-cross-over,
just in case,
containment. Fanon said, this
is inseparable from
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