New in PIOnline

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: Sam Yaziji on Arthur Kayzakian’s the book of redacted paintings, Nasim Luczaj on Sarah Maclay’s Nightfall Marginalia, and Catherine Imbriglio on Jennifer Franklin’s If Some God Shakes Your House.

And our 2024 National Poetry Month Selections

POETRY: Saleh Razzouk and Philip Terman co-translate poems by Nasser Sabah and This Black Woman Will Not Die Exhausted by Adrienne Christian

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: on the theme of Cross Currents!

…and much more! 



  • 14,00014,000
    “Fourteen thousand photos on the walls / In fourteen thousand fathers’ pockets sipping grief.” | by Nasser Sabah
  • This Black Woman Will Not Die ExhaustedThis Black Woman Will Not Die Exhausted
    “It’s an important idea to us, that women like this do exist.” | By Adrienne Christian 




  • 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