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E-Verse Equinox Reading Series Returns with an Evening of Poetry in Translation, Featuring Dorothy Tse, James Shea, and Ryan Wilson

By On June 21, 2022

Please join us for an evening of poetry and short fiction by Dorothy Tse, James Shea, and Ryan Wilson, upstairs at Fergie’s Pub, hosted by Philly-favorite, poet John Wall Barger, and series creator, Ernest… Read More

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“Memorial Rain” by Archibald MacLeish

By On May 30, 2022

Archibald MacLeish was an American poet, journalist, public servant, and professor. He attended Yale University and enlisted for action in World War I. MacLeish later attended Harvard Law School and practiced law… Read More

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“Grease Monkey” by Joshua Eric Williams

By On May 20, 2022

Joshua Eric Williams is a disabled veteran, poet, and nature writer from Carrollton, GA . He won the 2014 Eclectic Poetry Award, and his haiku collection, The Strangest Conversation, was an honorable… Read More

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“I Have A Vast Traumatic Eye” by Tennessee Williams

By On April 8, 2022

Tennessee Williams is recognized as one of the most important American playwrights of the 20th Century. He is the author of such classics as A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a… Read More

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“Ode to Almost-Silence” by Marjorie Maddox

By On March 2, 2022

Professor of English and Creative Writing at Lock Haven University, Marjorie Maddox has published thirteen collections of poetry, including Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (Yellowglen Prize), Begin with a Question (Paraclete), and Heart Speaks,… Read More

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“The Wedding Gown” by Alexis Sears

By On February 27, 2022

Alexis Sears is the author of Out of Order, winner of the 2021 Donald Justice Poetry Prize. David Yezzi writes of the book that “her poems draw blood. It’s hard to think… Read More

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“Moon Over Indianapolis” by Katy Giebenhain

By On February 22, 2022

Katy Giebenhain is a poet advocating for access to essential medicines. She is the author of Sharps Cabaret (Mercer University Press), winner of the Adrienne Bond Award for Poetry.… Read More

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“Rare Species” by J.D. Smith

By On January 12, 2022

J.D. Smith has published two collections of poetry in 2021: the light verse collection Catalogs for Food Lovers and the free verse collection Glenn Danzig Carries Cat Litter. His first fiction collection,… Read More

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“Autumn Day” by Rainer Maria Rilke, Translated by Ryan Wilson

By On January 10, 2022

Ryan Wilson is the author of The Stranger World, winner of the Donald Justice Poetry Prize, and How to Think Like a Poet, and he is co-editor, along with April Linder, of the forthcoming… Read More

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“The House of Christmas” by G.K. Chesterton

By On December 24, 2021

G. K. Chesterton was one of the most beloved and prolific authors of the twentieth century. He wrote dozens of popular books on a variety of topics and thousands of essays. His… Read More

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“In Love and War” by Ashley Anna McHugh

By On December 21, 2021

Ashley Anna McHugh won the New Criterion Poetry Prize with her debut collection, Into These Knots. Poems from her new manuscript, How to Burn, have most recently appeared in PN Review, Literary… Read More

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“Beginning with a Line Overheard in Chicago” by J.D. Smith

By On November 4, 2021

J.D. Smith has published two collections of poetry in 2021: the light verse collection Catalogs for Food Lovers and the free verse collection Glenn Danzig Carries Cat Litter. His first fiction collection,… Read More

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“The Lost Wine” by Paul Valéry (Translated by Jan Schreiber)

By On October 28, 2021

an Schreiber is a poet and translator whose work has appeared in books and periodicals in the United States, Canada, and the UK over several decades. His collection of translations of Valéry,… Read More

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“Fragments” by Leonard Gontarek

By On October 1, 2021

Leonard Gontarek is the author of seven books of poems, including Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket, Shiva. His poems have appeared in Field, Poet Lore, Verse Daily, Fence, Poetry Northwest,… Read More

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“Those Boys” by John Wall Barger

By On September 30, 2021

John Wall Barger is a contract editor at Frontenac House; former editor at Painted Bride Quarterly; essayist and book reviewer in Kenyon Review Online, Poetry Northwest, Rain Taxi, Literary Matters, and others.… Read More

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“Going Mad Under Kansas” by Anne-Adele Wight

By On September 23, 2021

Anne-Adele Wight is the author of An Internet of Containment, The Age of Greenhouses, Opera House Arterial, and Sidestep Catapult, all from BlazeVOX Books. She has read extensively in the United States… Read More

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“To One Who Asked, ‘What Is a Melody?’ ” by Claudia Gary

By On September 22, 2021

Claudia Gary lives near Washington DC and teaches workshops on Villanelle, Sonnet, Natural Meter, Poetry vs. Trauma, and the science of poetry at writer.org, currently via teleconference. Author of Humor Me (2006), and of… Read More

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“At the Carnival” by Anne Spencer

By On August 4, 2021

Anne Spencer was a poet, civil rights activist, and teacher who is regarded as an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Though she published only thirty poems in her lifetime, she was… Read More

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“I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman

By On July 3, 2021

A well-loved poem from The Bard of Democracy. … Read More

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“Why I Think I’m a Writer” by Stephen Dunn

By On June 26, 2021

Stephen Dunn died on his 82nd birthday this past Thursday at his home in Frostburg, MD. He was the author of seventeen collections of poetry, most recently Lines of Defense (2013), Here… Read More

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“True Vine” by David Yezzi

By On June 4, 2021

David Yezzi’s More Things in Heaven: New and Selected Poems (Measure Press) will be published later this year. He teaches in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins.… Read More

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E-Verse Equinox Reading Series, with Thaddeus Rutkowski, Micheline Maylor, and Daisy Fried!

By On June 1, 2021

We're very proud to present three outstanding poets for E-Verse Equinox, Spring/Summer 2021: Thaddeus Rutkowski, Micheline Maylor, and Philly's own Daisy Fried!… Read More

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“My Mother’s Sister” by C. Day Lewis

By On May 9, 2021

C. Day Lewis , born in Ireland in 1904, was Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in May 1972. He published many volumes of poetry, as well as essays, critical studies,… Read More

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“I Am Waiting” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

By On February 23, 2021

Happy 100th birthday to Lawrence Ferlinghetti! Ferlinghetti is best known as the author of the 1958 poetry collection A Coney Island of the Mind, which has sold over a million copies, and… Read More

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“Excerpt from ‘The Parliament of Fowls’ (Lines 295-371)” by Geoffrey Chaucer

By On February 14, 2021

The first known reference to Valentine's Day as a day for lovers comes from Geoffrey Chaucer's poem "The Parliament of Fowls." In the poem, Chaucer's narrator describes how several species of… Read More

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“Ruins of Paestum” by Wendy Sloan

By On January 18, 2021

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

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“Hoop Earrings, Bare Legs” by Alexis Sears

By On January 11, 2021

Alexis Sears is a graduate of the MFA program in poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, where she majored in Writing Seminars.… Read More

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“The Self and the Mulberry” by Marvin Bell

By On December 15, 2020

The poet Marvin Bell passed away yesterday. Bell was born in New York City 1937, and raised in rural Long Island. He attended Alfred University and the University of Chicago. He enjoyed… Read More

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“Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein” by George Green

By On November 30, 2020

George Green’s book, Lord Byron’s Foot, won the New Criterion Prize, The Poet’s Prize, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His poems have appeared in ten… Read More

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“‘What Are You Grateful For?’” by Chelsea Rathburn

By On November 26, 2020

Chelsea Rathburn is the author of three full-length poetry collections, most recently Still Life with Mother and Knife, a New York Times “New & Noteworthy” book released by Louisiana State University Press… Read More