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Katy Mongeau’s Apostasy Reviewed by Naomi Falk
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Poems told by a succubus with the thirst to die.

Katy Mongeau’s Apostasy Reviewed by Naomi Falk
Apostasy 1

Poems told by a succubus with the thirst to die.

Places of Dis-Ease: Chris Martin Interviewed by Hannah Emerson
Things To Do In Hell by Chris Martin

Two poets in conversation about the underworld, kissing life, and neurodivergence.

Billy-Ray Belcourt by Layli Long Soldier
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As an Indigenous poet, Belcourt is creating space for himself and his community in “a world we did not want, a world that we did not build for ourselves.”

Soliloquy by Vijay Seshadri
That was Now, This is Then

All the experts say I’m sane.
Some even say I might acquire insight someday.

Three Poems by Stephanie Jean
Poetry Contest Blocks

Increasingly, poems reach me physically, testing my physical and emotional boundaries—looking for places they might get inside, frequencies at which I might hear, poking at sensuous dead zones.

Erica Baum by Rajesh Parameswaran
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Baum’s work unearths and explores the incidental poetry of UFO sightings, dog-eared paperbacks, and obsolete artifacts like card catalogs.

Lovely to Have Your Dead (But Not Only): Jessica Lanay Interviewed by Chiwan Choi
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The poet on her new book, maps as bodily marks, falling apart, and putting the pieces back together.

Four Poems by Yi Sang
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Yi Sang (1910–1937) was a poet and a short story writer during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Despite his brief literary career, he left behind perhaps the most influential body of work in modern Korean literature.

Inherently Interdisciplinary: Jasmine Dreame Wagner Interviewed by Robert Rubsam
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The artist on how her practices influence one another, who gets to be a “Renaissance man,” and the significance of DIY ethics.

To Create Ourselves Between the Day: Mark Nowak Interviewed by Voices: Poetry for the People
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On the relationship between poetry and social struggle.

An Album Against Extinction: Sciamachy Reviewed by Ruby Brunton
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The poet Anne Waldman leads a global musical collaboration.

Song of the Andoumboulou: 255 by Nathaniel Mackey
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Lake Pred was no lake but a precondition, / predecessor assault that kept coming, / preterite arrest we couldn’t quit.

Ode to My Homegirls by Safia Elhillo
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after Matthew Olzmann

Rowan Ricardo Phillips by Gregory Pardlo
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From epics to lyrics, Rowan Ricardo Phillips considers poetry’s reckoning with history and how writing will reflect our current crisis for future generations.

Textes by Shuzo Takiguchi

A snow lark hovers over the isolated Isle of the Dead A shadow on the beach is an echo of Venus who bestows upon me some ripened red fruit In this isolated moment waves produce a dream that seduces me

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Vi Khi Nao by Louis Elliott
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From personal ads compiled as narrative to a frame-by-frame retelling of a short film on grazing sheep, Nao’s poems and stories are acrobatic experiments in form.

Bruce Boone by Evan Kennedy
Bruce Boone

Bruce Boone Dismembered selects from four decades of unflinching, intimate prose and poetry on gay life by the cofounder of San Francisco’s New Narrative movement.

Why We Should Read Poetry by Sarah Neilson
Ten Poets

Ten poets offer recommendations on where to start and the poems that inspire them most.

Three Poems by Bruce Boone
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‘Now here’s one I like!’
Or—‘Stop me if you’ve heard this,’ but
this story’s the exception. It’s
vouched for by Science and actually
happened. You judge.

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