This year’s Dusie project is a little different from previous years–almost all of the participants are also editors, so instead of making our own books, each editor is making someone else’s book. Jill Stengel of a+bend is making my chapbook, and I’m making Samar Abulhassan’s. I knew Jill before this project but I didn’t know Samar, and I was pleasantly surprised with her work. Although she was randomly assigned to me, I actually love her work. I’ve been thinking a lot this year about diaristic modes of writing and things that happen in small-increment series, everyday poems like Ratcliffe’s Real. The poems Samar sent me are a mostly prose-poem series describing her daily life while living at a Zen center in New Mexico. I will be publishing the whole series as a joint Dusie/Take-Home Project, but in the meantime here are six poems as a little taste of what’s to come.