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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: Nasim Luczaj on Sarah Maclay’s Nightfall Marginalia, Catherine Imbriglio on Jennifer Franklin’s If Some God Shakes Your House, Emily Pérez on Cintia Santana’s The Disordered Alphabet

POETRY: New poems from the 2023 PI Prize finalists—Lance Larsen, Suzanne Cleary, and Geffrey Davis.

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: on the theme of ( )utrage!

…and much more! 



  • Crickets ChirringCrickets Chirring
    “to make the journey darker,/some watch cigarette smoke worm/its way toward the sublime.” | by Lance Larsen
    “to savor the small treat hidden…//by the distance imposed on us” | by Suzanne Cleary
  • CrowCrow
    “for how you outlived the awful wait/that fear can make of longing…//….we find bright ways to survive.” | by Geffrey Davis


  • DuskworkDuskwork
    Nightfall Marginalia by Sarah Maclay | Reviewed by Nasim Luczaj
  • A Proleptic RequiemA Proleptic Requiem
    If Some God Shakes Your House by Jennifer Franklin | Reviewed by Catherine Imbriglio
  • A Well and a WellspringA Well and a Wellspring
    The Disordered Alphabet by Cintia Santana | Reviewed by Emily Pérez



  • Girl SageGirl Sage
    On feminism, political poetry, intertextuality, and pop culture | Marina Kraiskaya talks with poet Marilyn Chin
  • “Here’s my Sukun”"Here's my Sukun"
    On stillness as punctuation, the pause before moving forward, a parent’s death, aftershocks, and what’s next | Blas Falconer talks to Kazim Ali
  • The Poetics of Climate DystopiaThe Poetics of Climate Dystopia
    On motherhood, climate anxiety, and the (dis)comfort of writing in form | Anna Gasaway talks to Claire Wahmanholm

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.

From the Archives

  • A Prayer in Nineteen Forty-Three
    “I know all prayers crown you in gold / and address the most exquisite words to you; / still, don’t insult the prayer of a child” | by Israel Emiot
  • Greek Blood
    “Blood drained from his body to the rotten wood of the staircase” | by Radu Andriescu
  • Little Death
    “She will knock your teeth out / She scrapes at your sweet meats” | by Judith Vollmer
  • An Ordinary Life
    “All your life you will hunger for me / and eat and eat but never be filled.” | by Holly Welker
  • The Messenger
    “to the viewer, its import measured solely / by the urgent attitudes of the men and the darkness –” | by Anne Pierson Wiese