Poetry

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Elegy with Lemon Trees and a Vision of God by Colby Cotton

by JHow August 11, 2017

Elegy with Lemon Trees and a Vision of God It was just as likely you were making love to God in a long column of shade, that He drove your [...]

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New Palmyra by Emily Jaeger

by JHow August 3, 2017

Editorial intern Brian Czyzyk on today’s bonus poem: “New Palmyra” is a poem of dichotomies. In carefully constructed couplets, Emily Jaeger combines poetry of place with portraiture. What emerges is [...]

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Slipping by Carolyn Orosz

by JHow July 27, 2017

Slipping I wheel the body through the vet-hospital. She is all limbs. Baby-thing. It’s the beginning of the poem now so something has to happen. Warm, soft enough still for [...]

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Rubber Bubble Rubble by Serena Eve Richardson

by JHow June 5, 2017

Rubber Bubble Rubble Children who lose balloons pop throw up their arms, and watch, outstretched. Bursts wait on the puffed purses of their mouths as their eyes chew every bob, [...]

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I Explain the Dark Center by Lindsay Illich

by JHow May 12, 2017

Editorial intern Brian Czyzyk on today’s bonus poem: Lindsay Illich’s “I Explain the Dark Center” carries an earthy sensuality and juxtaposes a curious combination of images: a bathtub, tomatoes, and [...]

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A History of Morning Clouds and Contrails by Pam Uschuk (including bonus interview!)

by JHow May 10, 2017

A History of Morning Clouds and Contrails So you think that you can live remote from city streets paved with bullet casings, the beheadings of girls sprayed from cable TV. [...]

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Poem in which my brother doesn’t come out to me, his gay sister by Kaitlyn Duling

by JHow May 2, 2017

Associate poetry editor Sara Ryan on today’s bonus poem: This poem by Kaitlyn Duling is intimate and moving. It questions. It quietly hints at something more. The relationship between the [...]

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Arabesque No. 1 by Lillian Kwok

by JHow April 25, 2017

Editorial intern Brian Czyzyk on today’s bonus poem: Delicate and magical, Lillian Kwok’s poem “Arabesque” begins with birds, and dances through fantastic images of the natural world. Here unfolds a [...]

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Teachers Tell Me that from Far by Jessica Morey-Collins

by JHow April 18, 2017

Assistant poetry editor Stephen Wardell on today’s bonus poem: This poem by Jessica Morey-Collins flies in a circular motion, uniting families in the suburb with ghosts in the desert. In [...]

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Bibliophobia: Fear of Books by Cortney Lamar Charleston

by JHow March 16, 2017

Co-managing editor Jacqueline Boucher on today’s bonus poem: “Bibliophobia: A Fear of Books,” like the rest of Cortney L. Charleston’s debut collection Telepathologies, is a haunting examination of generational racial [...]

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