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“Against Therapy” by Allison Joseph

By On August 10, 2018

Allison Joseph lives in Carbondale, Illinois, where she is Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University. She serves as poetry editor… Read More

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“Burial Chambers” by Ashley Anna McHugh

By On July 30, 2018

Ashley Anna McHugh won the 2010 New Criterion Poetry Prize with her debut poetry collection, Into These Knots. She was the 2009 winner of the Morton Marr Poetry Prize, and her poems… Read More

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“At the Franciscan Retreat Center, Colorado Springs” by Daniel Klawitter

By On July 24, 2018

Among other things, Daniel Klawitter has been an actor, a labor rights activist, the lead singer/lyricist for the Indie rock band Mining for Rain, and a poetry book reviewer for NewPages.com. His… Read More

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“Visiting Amber at Lowell Correctional” by Tara Skurtu

By On July 20, 2018

Tara Skurtu is an American poet and translator based in Romania. A two-time Fulbright grantee and recipient of two Academy of American Poets prizes and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry,… Read More

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“False Elegy” by Brian Brodeur

By On July 16, 2018

Brian Brodeur is the author of the poetry collections Self-Portrait with Alternative Facts (2019), Natural Causes (2012) and Other Latitudes (2008), as well as the poetry chapbooks Local Fauna (2015) and So… Read More

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“My Wishes for You” by Kevin Higgins

By On July 13, 2018

Kevin Higgins is co-organizer of Over The Edge literary events in Galway, Ireland. He teaches poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre, Creative Writing at Galway Technical Institute, and is Creative Writing Director… Read More

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“in the inner city” by Lucille Clifton

By On July 11, 2018

The love readers feel for Lucille Clifton—both the woman and her poetry—is constant and deeply felt. The lines that surface most frequently in praise of her work and her person are moving… Read More

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“Eagle Banquet” by Timothy Murphy

By On July 9, 2018

Born in 1951, Timothy Murphy grew up in the Red River Valley of the North. He studied at Yale University under Robert Penn Warren, graduating (B.A.) as Scholar of the House in… Read More

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“Ghazal: America The Beautiful” by Alicia Ostriker

By On July 4, 2018

Alicia Suskin Ostriker is a major American poet and critic. She is the author of numerous poetry collections, including, most recently, Waiting for the Light; The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the… Read More

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“To a Waterfowl” by Donald Hall

By On June 26, 2018

"We recognize that Hall's success flows not only from his native talents, his devotion to his art, his grasp of the human condition, its universes of loss, love, pain, and beauty, but… Read More

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“Marriage” by Gregory Corso

By On June 22, 2018

"Corso is a poet's Poet, his verses pure velvet...a loner, laughably unlaurelled by native poets, divine Poet Maudit, rascal poet Villonesque and Rimbaudian whose wild fame's extended for decades around the world… Read More

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“Yesterday” by W.S. Merwin

By On June 17, 2018

“Merwin has become instantly recognizable on the page; he has made for himself that most difficult of all creations, an accomplished style.”—Helen Vendler, New York Review of Books… Read More

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“Crying in an Airport” by Victoria Larriva

By On June 15, 2018

Victoria Larriva is a senior at Texas Tech University, where she studies Mathematics, English, and Computer Science and is the President for the Tech Poetry Society. She has been writing poetry since… Read More

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“Mashups—Liquor Store” by David Blair

By On June 13, 2018

David Blair is the author of three books of poetry, Ascension Days, which was chosen by Thomas Lux for the Del Sol Poetry Prize, Arsonville, and Friends with Dogs. His poems have… Read More

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“The Farmer’s Bride” by Charlotte Mew

By On June 11, 2018

"She just knows humanity— one of the rarest things in the world" —Walter de la Mare… Read More

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“Small Lives” by Timothy Steele

By On June 1, 2018

Timothy Steele is the author of four collections of poems: Uncertainties and Rest (1979), Sapphics Against Anger and Other Poems (1986), The Color Wheel (1994), and Toward the Winter Solstice (2006). The… Read More

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“A Lasting Sickness” by James Davis May

By On May 30, 2018

James Davis May is the author of Unquiet Things, which was published by Louisiana State University Press in 2016 and named runner-up for the Georgia Author of the Year Award in poetry… Read More

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“Plugging Up the Holes” by Nomi Stone

By On May 29, 2018

Nomi Stone’s second collection of poems, Kill Class is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in 2019. Winner of a 2018 Pushcart Prize, Stone’s poems appear recently or will soon in POETRY, American Poetry… Read More

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“Randy Used the Word” by Eric McHenry

By On May 25, 2018

Eric McHenry was the poet laureate of Kansas from 2015-2017. He is the author of Odd Evening (The Waywiser Press, 2016), Potscrubber Lullabies (The Waywiser Press, 2006), and Mommy Daddy Evan Sage… Read More

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“The Last Time I Saw Dylan” by Juliana Gray

By On May 24, 2018

Juliana Gray is the author of Honeymoon Palsy (Measure Press, 2017), Roleplay (Dream Horse Press, 2012), which won the 2010 Orphic Prize, and The Man Under My Skin (River City Publishing, 2005),… Read More

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“Station” by Ishion Hutchinson

By On May 23, 2018

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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“Fermi’s Paradox” by John Foy

By On May 22, 2018

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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“The Fireman’s Wife” by Shirley Geok-lin Lim

By On May 21, 2018

Shirley Geok-lin Lim’s first book Crossing the Peninsula received the Commonwealth Poetry Prize. Awarded the Multiethnic Literatures of the United States Lifetime Achievement Award, she’s published ten poetry collections; three short story… Read More

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“Summer Storm” by Dana Gioia

By On May 17, 2018

Congratulations to Dana Gioia for winning the 2018 Poets' Prize for his book 99 Poems: New and Selected! The award ceremony will be held on Friday, May 18 at the Nicholas Roerich… Read More

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“This Amber Sunstream” by Mark Van Doren

By On May 16, 2018

"I have loved Mark Van Doren's poetry all my life, or for thirty years. He was the first modern poet I seriously read, and I have never recovered, or tried to recover."… Read More

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“Visiting Day” by Rhina P. Espaillat

By On May 13, 2018

“To Rhina Espaillat the quotidian is no malady . . . it is the source of inspiration. Hers is a voice of experience, but it is neither jaded nor pedantic. She speaks… Read More

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“Hard-Shell Clams” by Marie Ponsot

By On April 27, 2018

"We read such poets because we want to know how a poetic intelligence inhabits the world—or invents it." — William Logan… Read More

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“Kill Poem” by Frederick Seidel

By On April 23, 2018

"He radiates heat. It is apparent that he has asked himself frightful questions and has not dodged the implications of their equally frightful answers" - Louise Bogan… Read More

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“God the Eater” by Stevie Smith

By On April 18, 2018

"On gray days when most modern poetry seems one dull colorless voice speaking through a hundred rival styles, one turns to Stevie Smith and enjoys her unique and cheerfully gruesome voice. She… Read More

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“Mag” by Carl Sandburg

By On April 16, 2018

"Sandburg continually touches us by his power to be aware of fugitive circumstances that betray deep truth." - Mark Van Doren… Read More