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“Henry Pina” by Dorina Pena

By On May 23, 2017

Dorina Pena earned her B.A. in English Writing in 2008, from the University of Pittsburgh and her M.F.A in Creative Writing in 2011, from Carlow University. Her first chapbook, Leaving the Tree,… Read More

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“Poem for a Daughter” by Anne Stevenson

By On May 14, 2017

"Anne Stevenson is one of the most remarkable poetic voices to have emerged on either side of the Atlantic in the last fifty years. Her work covers an impressively wide range— from… Read More

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“Fermi’s Paradox” by John Foy

By On May 10, 2017

John Foy’s poems have appeared in the Swallow Anthology of New American Poets, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Yale Review, American Arts Quarterly, Alabama Literary Review, The Dark Horse,… Read More

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“Exercise in Defining by Negative Example” by Virginia Beards

By On April 18, 2017

Virginia Beards draws from an archive of urban (New York, Philadelphia), suburban (Seattle), rural (Lancaster County, PA), and international experience (Denmark, France, North Africa), plus a considerable literary backlog acquired as a… Read More

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“Resurrection” by F.R. Scott

By On April 16, 2017

"One of the most important catalysts of modern Canadian poetry," - Sandra Djwa… Read More

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“Station” by Ishion Hutchinson

By On April 11, 2017

Ishion Hutchinson is a current Guggenheim Fellow in poetry. He is the author of two poetry collections, House of Lords and Commons and Far District. Born in Port Antonio, Jamaica, he moved… Read More

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“The Donkey” by G.K. Chesterton

By On April 9, 2017

"In his obituary, T. S. Eliot alluded to GKC’s capacity for 'first-rate journalistic balladry,' and this high praise I think almost insufficient, because it understates his magic faculty of being unforgettable." -… Read More

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“Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” by Anton Yakovlev

By On April 4, 2017

Anton Yakovlev’s latest poetry collection is Ordinary Impalers (Kelsay Books, 2017). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Hopkins Review, Prelude, Measure, and elsewhere. The Last Poet of the Village,… Read More

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“Island” by Rick Mullin

By On March 29, 2017

Rick Mullin’s poetry has appeared in various journals, including American Arts Quarterly, Epiphay, Measure, The Raintown Review, The New Criterion, and Rabbit Ears: Poems About TV. His new collection, Transom, was published… Read More

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“Map Song” by Kat Hayes

By On March 21, 2017

Kat Hayes is an English instructor at Eastern University. Her poem "Map Song" originally appeared in Cimarron Review. Her poetry has also appeared in Nimrod and Off the Coast. … Read More

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“Sea Canes” by Derek Walcott

By On March 18, 2017

“As a member of the great Nobel-winning poetic generation that included Brodsky and Heaney, he did as much or more than anyone to win the global respect for Caribbean writing that it… Read More

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“Epic” by Patrick Kavanagh

By On March 17, 2017

"Kavanagh defined his approach as 'parochial' and he contrasted it favourably with 'provincialism.' For him a provincial was someone who defers in matters of taste to a higher, and distant, authority— most… Read More

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“Sunday Morning at the Caffe Mediterraneum” by Wendy Sloan

By On March 8, 2017

Wendy Sloan practiced labor law with the firm of Hall & Sloan before returning to poetry. Sunday Mornings at the Caffe Mediterraneum (Kelsay Books, 2016) is her first collection. Sloan’s poems and… Read More

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“At a Bistro” by J.D. Smith

By On March 2, 2017

J.D. Smith is the author of three previous collections, most recently Labor Day at Venice Beach (2012), and his books in other genres include the essay collection Dowsing and Science (2011) and… Read More

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“Eye of the Beholder” by Danielle Livingston

By On February 22, 2017

Danielle Livingston recently self-published a book of poems titled Word Salad. She also works with the irregular literary magazine SEEMS as an assistant editor. Livingston will graduate with her bachelor’s degree from… Read More

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“The Devil in Grand Saline” by Michael Shewmaker

By On February 20, 2017

Michael Shewmaker is the recent winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize and author of Penumbra (Ohio UP, 2017).… Read More

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“Meeting and Passing” by Robert Frost

By On February 14, 2017

"...Earth's the right place for love: / I don't know where it's likely to go better." - Robert Frost, "Birches" … Read More

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“Prayer Before Birth” by Louis MacNeice

By On February 3, 2017

"To speak for myself, rereading MacNeice I have been overwhelmed and exhilarated. What other twentieth-century poet writing in English explores with such persistence and brilliance all that being alive can mean?" -… Read More

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“Listening Comprehension” by Maryann Corbett

By On February 2, 2017

Maryann Corbett earned a doctorate in English from the University of Minnesota and expected to be teaching Beowulf and Chaucer and the history of the English language. Instead, she spent almost thirty-five… Read More

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Archibald MacLeish’s ‘The Fall of the City’, a Radio Play in Verse Starring Orson Welles and Burgess Meredith

By On January 31, 2017

CBS broadcast the The Fall of the City nationwide from the Seventh Regiment Armory in New York at 7 PM on April 11, 1937 as part of the Columbia Workshop radio series… Read More

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“On a Phrase of Thomas Merton’s” by Bill Coyle

By On January 30, 2017

"Bill Coyle's poems can strike every kind of note: they are grave or touching, acerbic or funny, and always civil. He writes with a clear flow of lively thought, and at the… Read More

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“The Improved Binoculars” by Irving Layton

By On January 23, 2017

“I taught him how to dress; he taught me how to live forever." - Leonard Cohen … Read More

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“Myth” by Muriel Rukeyser

By On January 21, 2017

"She is a radical politically, but she writes as a poet not a propagandist. When you hold this book in your hand you hold a living thing." - W. R. Benet… Read More

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“At the Tomb of the Unknown President” by Tom Disch

By On January 20, 2017

"Tom Disch’s novels and poems may be applied as touchstones against cant and mealy-mouthed self-deception. Vigilance will be much harder with him gone." - David Yezzi… Read More

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“When Will I Get to Be Called a Man?” by Big Bill Broonzy

By On January 16, 2017

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“The Music Crept By Us” by Leonard Cohen

By On December 31, 2016

“Leonard Cohen is a narcissist who hates himself.” - Irving Layton … Read More

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“Skeptic Christmas” by Jules Laforgue (Trans. by Kate Flores)

By On December 22, 2016

"He is an exquisite poet, a deliverer of nations, a father of light," - Ezra Pound… Read More

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“Ars Poetica #58” by Alexander Long

By On December 15, 2016

Alexander Long has published four chapbooks, most recently The Widening Spell (Q Avenue Press, 2016) & Lunch with Larry (Q Avenue Press, 2014). Long has also published three full collections of… Read More

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“Fall on your Knees” by Kevin Cutrer

By On December 12, 2016

Kevin Cutrer’s first collection of poems, Lord’s Own Anointed, was published by Dos Madres Press in 2015. More recent work has appeared in Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, and is forthcoming… Read More

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“Advent is the Season to Save” by G.M. Palmer

By On December 6, 2016

G.M. Palmer lives with his wife and daughters on a poodle farm in North Florida. His writing can be found through www.gmpalmer.com and is on Twitter @gm_palmer… Read More