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“For a Coming Extinction” by W.S. Merwin

By On March 15, 2019

W.S. Merwin, who passed away at his home in Hawaii on March 15, 2019, was one of the most highly regarded poets in the United States. In his long career, he published… Read More

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“Reading James Baldwin on My Lunch Hour” by Brooke Palma

By On February 27, 2019

Brooke Palma grew up in Philadelphia and currently lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania. An office manager by day and poet by night, she has been published in The Mad Poets’ Review,… Read More

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“A Butt” by Adam Crothers

By On February 25, 2019

Adam Crothers was born in Belfast in 1984, and works in a library in Cambridge. His first collection of poems, Several Deer (Carcanet, 2016), won the 2017 Shine/Strong Poetry Award and the… Read More

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“Colossus, also called The Upside (Manic Phase)” by Rick Mullin

By On February 20, 2019

Heart like a bee hive, mind like a Kasai pagoda, I am Theodore Roosevelt in a Marcus Aurelius onesie, built for the long game, coming any minute over a hill near you.… Read More

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“Song: To Celia” by Ben Jonson

By On February 14, 2019

Drink to me only with thine eyes,          And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup,          And I’ll not look for wine. The thirst that… Read More

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“A Flock Made Flesh” by Daniel Klawitter

By On February 12, 2019

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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“University Hospital, Boston” by Mary Oliver

By On January 17, 2019

"Mary Oliver's poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries… Read More

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“Youth Becoming” by Terese Coe

By On January 14, 2019

Terese Coe’s poems and translations have appeared in Agenda, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, Hopkins Review, The Moth, New American Writing, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry Review, The Stinging Fly, Threepenny Review, and… Read More

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“New Year Poem” by Philip Larkin

By On December 31, 2018

"A poetry from which even people who distrust poetry, most people, can take comfort and delight." - X.J. Kennedy … Read More

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“In Thankful Remembrance for My Dear Husband’s Safe Arrival Sept 3, 1662” by Anne Bradstreet

By On November 22, 2018

"Anne Bradstreet was the first non-didactic American poet, the first to give an embodiment to American nature, the first in whom personal intention appears to precede Puritan dogma as an impulse to… Read More

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“Homeland Security” by Brian Brodeur

By On November 14, 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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“Dreamers” by Siegfried Sassoon

By On November 11, 2018

"For his generation, the poetry and career of Siegfried Sassoon were emblematic of the ways in which the secure truths of Western civilization were destroyed in the hopeless foxholes of the First… Read More

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“One Day This Year” by Anton Yakovlev

By On November 8, 2018

Anton Yakovlev’s latest chapbook Chronos Dines Alone, winner of the 2018 James Tate Poetry Prize, is available for pre-order at http://www.survisionmagazine.com/books.htm. He is the author of Ordinary Impalers (Kelsay Books, 2017) and… Read More

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“All Hallows” by Louise Glück

By On October 30, 2018

Glück's voice is like no other in modern American poetry. Her poetic domain--like that of Wallace Stevens--lies in the seclusion of analytic thought. The seamless continuity of her verse suggests a mind… Read More

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“Frogs in Texas” by Daniel Klawitter

By On October 3, 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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“Walking Away” by C. Day Lewis

By On September 4, 2018

"I am absolutely sure Cecil's poetry is underrated. He persists in the mind. I only rattle on the ears." - John Betjeman, shortly after succeeding Day-Lewis as Poet Laureate. … Read More

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“Mowing” by Robert Frost

By On September 3, 2018

"The truth is that Frost was the first American who could be honestly reckoned a master-poet by world standards." - Robert Graves… Read More

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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