Poetry

Self-Portrait as an Aging Clown Going for an Evening Run on the Summer Solstice by Amorak Huey

by JHow April 3, 2018

Editorial intern Taylor Favour on today’s bonus poem:  In “Self-Portrait as an Aging Clown Going for an Evening Run on the Summer Solstice,” poet Amorak Huey provides midlife meditations on the […]

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Dear Minnetonka Lake by Elizabeth Tannen

by JHow March 26, 2018

Associate poetry editor Sara Ryan on today’s bonus poem: In “Dear Minnetonka Lake,” poet Elizabeth Tannen weaves a conversational, down-to-earth illustration of place. Of messiness. Of love and it silliness. […]

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Two poems by Dan Gutstein

by JHow March 13, 2018

PN’s Sara Ryan on today’s bonus poems: In “Prodrome” and “I Feel Like Inwardness,” Dan Gutstein plays with language and its constantly shifting identities. These poems meld definition and meditative […]

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Boys Are Always Trying by Patrick Kindig

by JHow December 7, 2017

Associate editor John LaPine on today’s bonus poem: Patrick Kindig’s poem is a vital inquisition into masculine self-expression. Why do we change? Who are we to think we can try […]

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Mixed White/Filipino poet Anthony Sutton Accepts that He Is Often Read As “Latina” And Then Interrogates the Basic Notion of “Passing” by Anthony Sutton

by JHow October 31, 2017

Mixed White/Filipino poet Anthony Sutton Accepts that He Is Often Read As “Latina” And Then Interrogates the Basic Notion of “Passing” PN volunteer Mariel Murray on today’s bonus poem: In […]

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Our Last Weekend in Savannah by Anna Weaver and Stephen “Doc” Hutchings [text version]

by JHow August 29, 2017

Our Last Weekend in Savannah We walked on sidewalks heaved by roots, stepping over the cracks with the quick feet of people who have forgotten they should not fall in […]

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Our Last Weekend in Savannah by Anna Weaver and Stephen “Doc” Hutchings

by JHow August 28, 2017

PN’s Jacqueline Boucher on today’s bonus spoken-word poem: With “Our Last Weekend in Savannah,” Weaver and Hutchings have achieved a kind of symbiosis. Neither Weaver’s quiet, meditative poetry, nor Hutchings’ […]

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In Bloom by Jen Hahn Nielsen

by JHow August 24, 2017

In Bloom 1. When asked invisibility or telekinesis?, I respond invisibility, but what I really want to say is knowing when: not knowing when I will die (this has long […]

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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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