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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 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.



  • A HintA Hint
    “high into the air— / a song to slice the sky open, so he sang” | by Michael Trocchia
  • Petri DishPetri Dish
    “The dish confines, / efficiently clasps without limbs.” | by Laura Hogan
  • ShellShell
    “The men’s experiment: to see if the righthand / claw, removed, might grow back.” | by Jordan Pérez
  • The ValleyThe Valley
    “I took the boat out every morning, / allowing my hands to skim/the shimmering sky” | by Lauren Aliza Green





  • 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

  • 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