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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 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.



  • Listening to Michael Jackson in a ClosetListening to Michael Jackson in a Closet
    “my son/can recognize Michael’s voice/anywhere” | by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach
  • One HeavenOne Heaven
    “the nighttime grass/at eight years old,/run through with/starlight” | by K.T. Landon
  • Lambing SeasonLambing Season
    “I knew better than to protest/but my shoulders sloped/like the sides of the valley” | by Laura Voivodeship
  • A Night in MadinaA 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





  • 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

  • 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