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U of I Assistant Professor Corey Van Landingham has a poem in the newest The New Yorker

Corey Van Landingham is pictured: a young white woman with long blonde hair and bangs. She is wearing a black long sleeve top, and is smiling while standing outside looking off camera
Corey Van Landingham on her website

University of Illinois Assistant Professor of English Corey Van Landingham has a poem in the newest issue of The New Yorker. The poem is entitled “Adult Swim,” and is from her upcoming poetry collection Reader, I, which will be out in 2024. Van Landingham has previously had two other poems published in The New Yorker: “Kiss Cam” (2018) and “Gilly’s Bowl and Grille” (2017). She is also the author of Antidote and Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens.

You can read the poem and hear Van Landingham read it herself on The New Yorker’s website. The print issue will be out June 26, 2023.

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