Justin Runge is a poet from Lawrence, Kansas.
- Tell us about “History,” the poem that was selected for Best New Poets 2013.
- For this poem, I set goals: to write a love poem objectively, a story molecularly, and an autobiography in which I barely featured. I also wanted to buck some obtuse tendencies, so I made sure that each detail felt naked, unworked. There's only one figurative moment in the poem, which feels like a small victory to me..." From an i