The Magic Border by Arlo Parks

“Writing poetry, to me, is about profound interiority. It’s about wading into the saltwater of your own body: capillaries bursting, eyes brimming, unmoored.” In this video, singer-songwriter Arlo Parks discusses her debut collection, The Magic Border: Poetry and Fragments From My Soft Machine (Dey Street Books, 2023), which features twenty poems and lyrics from her studio album My Soft Machine.