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Three Poems by Stephanie Jean
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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.

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
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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
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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.

from Life Poem (1969) by Bob Holman
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Spring was the melted butter.

from Some Girls Walk Into The Country They Are From by Sawako Nakayasu

Girl C is supposed to be hard at work today but she keeps missing her stops, slipping. As the train falls out of view once again, she returns to her world of desire, instead of the world of transport and commuting and punctuality. She allows herself to float into the passenger car, and her pockets empty themselves and her clothing flies off-screen as per instructions provided one hundred years ago.

One Poem by Harry Mathews
Head of Eros from Shakespeare's Sonnets 1883

What about this? Across Syrian sands the wham of Nebuchadnezzar’s / canonical trumpets presaged an unlikely partner

Poetry is Play: Rachel Rabbit White Interviewed by gin hart & mal young
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The writer on romance under capitalism, Nietzsche, sex work, and freedom from the tyranny of the sentence.

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