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Browse a complete table of contents from our 25th Anniversary Issue!

FEATURED: From our 25th Anniversary issue, readings by Ellen Bass and Kwame Dawes, and Chana Bloch on translation.

REVIEWS: Katie Farris’s Standing in the Forest of Being Alive and more!

POETRY: New poems from Katharyn Howd Machan and Rob Carney.

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Nguyễn Quyén, Aleksandr Kabanov, Ý Nhi, Jenny Grassl, Sarah Maclay, & Nikola Madzirov 

…and much more! 


from our 25th Anniversary Issue 

  • Les Negres de ParisLes Negres de Paris
    “…Every back, / it seems, is a blood neighbor” | Kwame Dawes
  • The Lesser GodsThe Lesser Gods
    “But what about all the modest / neglected deities–the overlooked” | by Ellen Bass
  • The AssignmentThe Assignment
    “the poem gripped me and would not let go until I’d turned it into English” | Chana Block on her first translation.



  • Without HerWithout Her
    “her fine long tail waving a thin farewell/as both flew away from my life.” | by Katharyn Howd Machan
  • Back When Water Was an ElephantBack When Water Was an Elephant
    “since we couldn’t just walk across a lake,/the bed of it cracked now, bed of it dust,//dance partner of the wind” | by Rob Carney





  • Ukrainian Feature: Words for WarUkrainian Feature: Words for War
    “For many of the poets, the war is not some distant event one hears about in the papers. It is part of their personal history”| poems from Ukraine, edited by Oksana Maksymchuk and Max Rosochinsky
  • In Praise of Adam Zagajewski (1945-2021)In Praise of Adam Zagajewski (1945-2021)
    “For years now, as my plane begins its descent toward the airport outside of Kraków, the city where I was born and raised but left years ago, I recite them quietly” | by Piotr Florczyk
  • Yulya Tsimafeyeva’s Poetry of One-Legged WonderYulya Tsimafeyeva’s Poetry of One-Legged Wonder
    “Between these poets of cultural affirmation and the poets of silence… comes a voice of a woman—and a woman in a patriarchal world is always somewhat of an immigrant” | by Valzhyna Mort



  • Of Things Never Told BeforeOf Things Never Told Before
    On myths and muses, radical artifice, genre switching, and the love of children’s poetry | Joseph Thomas talks to Neil Philip
  • Other People’s VoicesOther People's Voices
    How sound can bridge the past and present and what books of poetry have in common with websites | Zach Bernstein and Paisley Rekdal talk about her digital project West: A Translation
  • Poetry UnboundPoetry Unbound
    On the other 99% of poetry, how it actually exists in the world | Jessica Pressman talks to poet and scholar Mike Chasar
  • Celebrating the Natural WorldCelebrating the Natural World
    The human, the nonhuman, a love of revising, and the sorrow necessary in celebrating the natural world | Tami Haaland talks to Aimee Nezhukumatathil


From the Archives

  • Early Morning Rain
    “The dragonfly tilted its wings, curved its tail, / Your fingers as thin as a pier’s posts.” | by Nguyễn Quyén
  • My Story
    “if flowers fruit / there will be seeds of pure tears.” | by Ý Nhi
  • Five Poems by Aleksandr Kabanov
    Take off, burrow deep, drift / And listen to the guttural river / Reciting a poem about you | by Aleksandr Kabanov
  • Nasturtiums
    “pull stems away from the ground by root / and wastrel hair yanked scaffolding of a summer” | by Jenny Grassl
  • Yard Work
    until the stalks of the naked ladies fall to the ground, / twisting on their roots; / until our broken fists lie blooming. | by Sarah Maclay
  • We Have No Sleep 
    “From our memory / flows water enough to sustain several / fields of wheat.” | by Nikola Madzirov