The world ridden with suffering at the hands of imperialism and transnational capitalism creates a particularly pressing set of anxieties, but anxiety, instability, and non-being are necessary parts of life that can be managed in a million different ways. Each possibility is its own universe, revealing the different ways we can care for ourselves and the world we live in. We should not resign ourselves to the Euro-American model that deals with an imminent fear of death by accepting a vision of the self as always punctured with a lack. In this issue we show that poetic and theoretical investigations of anxieties can reveal important facts and patterns about how objects, things, and people interact, and even lead us to avenues for change. You can read the virtual edition of this issue here.