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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: Reginald Dwayne Betts’s Felon.
POETRY: New poems from—Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, K.T. Landon, Laura Voivodeship, and Brian Gyamfi
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Holly Welker, Saadi Youssef, and Katherine Towler on the theme of “small comforts.”
…and much more!
from our 25th Anniversary Issue
- Les Negres de Paris“…Every back, / it seems, is a blood neighbor” | Kwame Dawes
- The Lesser Gods“But what about all the modest / neglected deities–the overlooked” | by Ellen Bass
- The Assignment“the poem gripped me and would not let go until I’d turned it into English” | Chana Block on her first translation.
- Listening to Michael Jackson in a Closet“my son/can recognize Michael’s voice/anywhere” | by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach
- One Heaven“the nighttime grass/at eight years old,/run through with/starlight” | by K.T. Landon
- Lambing Season“I knew better than to protest/but my shoulders sloped/like the sides of the valley” | by Laura Voivodeship
- A Night in Madina“The stranger didn’t eat much/and she didn’t dance/and she didn’t remove her plastered shoes” | by Brian Gyamfi
- A Kind of BlessingSwansdown by Donald Platt | reviewed by Robert Dunsdon
- Prison, a Terrible FatherFelon: Poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts | Reviewed by Jake Maguire
- Poetry as Global ProcessSelfie: Poetry, Social Change & Ecological Connection by James Sherry | Reviewed by Abigail Ardelle Zammit
- Remembering the ForbiddenA Field of Foundlings: Selected Poems by Iryna Starovoy | Reviewed by Marina Brown
- Life Endures Nourished by ItselfCold Fire by Verónica Zondek, translated by Katherine Silver | Reviewed by Ken Walker
- Ukrainian 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)“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 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 BeforeOn myths and muses, radical artifice, genre switching, and the love of children’s poetry | Joseph Thomas talks to Neil Philip
- Other People’s VoicesHow 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 UnboundOn the other 99% of poetry, how it actually exists in the world | Jessica Pressman talks to poet and scholar Mike Chasar
- Celebrating the Natural WorldThe 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
- An Ordinary Life“Beauty shakes its head and says,/Why not let this be enough?” | by Holly Welker
- Psalm of Filling the Rental Car“he is diligent,/he is fed. I do not forget the mouth” | by Bob Hicock
- Morning“It’s cold on the street now/and this café she loves is warming up.” | by Saadi Youssef
- Girl on a Liner“I’m standing/on the edge of nothing, with a handkerchief,” | by Emily Berry
- On the Streets of Hanoi“and the outsized appetites/I am shedding bit by bit” | by Katherine Towler
- The Chair“a favorite book a dirty shirt/a glass full of noise and thirst” | by Fayad Jamís