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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: Sandra Cisneros’s Woman Without Shame.
POETRY: New poems from Michael Trocchia, Laura Hogan, Jordan Perez, and Lauren Aliza Green.
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Aonghas MacNeacail, Lý Lan, Cathleen Calbert, Hu Xudong, Virgil Suarez, and Gaspar Orozco.
…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.
- A Hint“high into the air— / a song to slice the sky open, so he sang” | by Michael Trocchia
- Petri Dish“The dish confines, / efficiently clasps without limbs.” | by Laura Hogan
- Shell“The men’s experiment: to see if the righthand / claw, removed, might grow back.” | by Jordan Pérez
- The Valley“I took the boat out every morning, / allowing my hands to skim/the shimmering sky” | by Lauren Aliza Green
- To Be A GoddessWoman Without Shame by Sandra Cisneros | reviewed by Alejandra Hernandez
- A Kind of BlessingSwansdown by Donald Platt | reviewed by Robert Dunsdon
- Prison, a Terrible FatherFelon: Poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts | Reviewed by Jake Maguire
- 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
- Mama Ana Paula Also Writes Poetry“I looked at her / back, strong like hairy bear that kills / a bull even when she’s drunk, and I understood:” | by Hu Xudong
- the year’s tree“…her movement / when the sun starts to turn round / tiny song of unfolding” | by Aonghas MacNeacail
- Woman Writers“She speaks from the heart / …though she speaks slowly” | Lý Lan
- Film Viewed on Coney Island“From her open hands there blossoms three flames.” | by Gaspar Orozco
- Woman Without Children“But I have become her. // A question mark. / A beginning. An ending.” | by Cathleen Calbert
- Hail Storm“if only until the hail / storm stopped, if only until her heart settled” | by Virgil Suárez