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Celebrating Poetry International’s 25th anniversary, this issue presents exciting new poems, translations, and work in the original language from established and emerging poets across the globe, as well as collections of poems and essays from our archive specially selected to represent the rich diversity of global voices, experience, and poetics we have been proud to bring to readers since the publication of our first issue.

Available August 2022, $23.00 domestic/$35 international (includes shipping) ISBN: 978-0-578-26437-0

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What you’ll find in this issue:
Kevin Prufer Portfolio

The Cities, the Armies
A History of My Schooling
Ants
Unlocatable Sadness
Increasingly Improbable

Poetry International Award Winners 

FELICIA ZAMORA
Moratorium

HEATHER DERR-SMITH
The Boy
Aachen
Final Advent

C.W. EMERSON
The Gardener

PATRICK JAMES ERRINGTON
The Opposite of Poetry
Fieldwork in Secret
The Calling

LAURA BUDOFSKY WISNIEWSKI
The Speech Pathologist Tells My Lips
How Mushrooms Will Save the World

LÝ ĐỢI
Thinking While Without Identity,
a chapbook translated from Vietnamese by KELLY MORSE and the author.

The Beggar of Hanoi
Read Instructions Carefully First Before Becoming a Poet
Thinking While Without Identity
Distribution point/location for Orê, medicine for acute diarrhea

MARIE BALÉO
Awakening
Labyrinth
Slumber
Khamsin
At home, three effigies,
America, America
Barbarians
Peregrines
Firebugs
When you remember your exile in reverse, it always ends like this

MARK SVENVOLD
Unredacted: A Canticle for the End of the First Republic

JULIA THACKER
Curriculum Vitae
Paperwork
Dear Earth
Plum Jam
Dead Letter Office
For An Abandoned Library in Detroit
A Guide for Caregivers
Roma Amor

Portfolios: Translations & Originals

Love is a Bridge of Grammar: New Poems from
ELENA SALAMANCA’S Pensamiento Salvaje
(Viola Tricolor)

The Bottle in My Purse/La botella en la cartera
Edward Hopper Poem/Poema de Edward Hopper
The Two of Us Young, Lost/Jóvenes las dos, perdidas
I’ve Shared Hammocks with the Wrong Men/Compartí hamacas con hombres equivocados
An Invented Bird/Pájaro inventado

The Distance Between Hearts: Two Poems
by LOUIS-PHILIPPE DALEMBERT,
translated by Nancy Naomi Carlson

don’t be afraid/n’aie pas peur
long live life/vive la vie

Contemporary Poets of the Armenian Diaspora,
edited by ARTHUR KAYZAKIAN & LOLA KOUNDAKJIAN

VAHÉ GODEL, The Law of Numbers/La Loi Des Nombres
SONA VAN, Before the Magi Had Even Reached Bethlehem/ԵՐԲ ՄՈԳԵՐԸ ԴԵՌ ՉԷԻՆ ՀԱՍԵԼ ԲԵԹՂԵՀԵՄ
ANA ARZOUMANIAN, No Lyricism/Nada de Lirismo

ARAM SAROYAN, Saroyan & Minasian
GREGORY DJANIKIAN, Even for the Briefest Moment
ARMEN DAVOUDIAN, Exodus
NORA BAROUDJIAN, On Stage/ԲԵՄԻ ՎՐԱՅ
PETER BALAKIAN, What’s Up

NORA NADJARIAN, Carousel

Flying Night Train:
Selected Poems by JÓHANN HJÁLMARSSON,
t
ranslated from the Icelandic by CHRISTOPHER BURAWA

The Ocean/Hafið
New Apollo/Appollon nýi
Seashore/Strönd
April Morning on Öldugata/Aprílmorgunn við Öldugötu
Advent/Aðventa
Heartbeat as Shadow/Jódynur hjartans

A selection of poems from JORGE GALÁN’S Ruido,
translated from the Spanish by ALEXANDRA LYTTON REGALADO

Memory/Memoria
The Instant/El Instante
The Request/El Pedido
The Head/La Cabeza
Snowfall of January 1932/La Nevada de Enero de 1932

A selection from Padre Tierra:
A Poem in 50 Segments by MARIANO ZARO,
translated from the Spanish by BLAS FALCONER 

 

25 Years of Poems from Poetry International
(Click bolded titles to view broadside images)

LINDA PASTAN
Woman Holding a Balance
Vermeer, 1664

RON KOERTGE
A Man from Mars

E. ETHELBERT MILLER
Oh Nigeria!

FRANCES PAYNE ADLER
Sam, Returns

STUART DYBEK
Windy City

FRED MURATORI
Eclipse 4

STEPHEN DUNN
Details

KIM ADDONIZIO
Fine

KATARZYNA BORUN-JAGODZINSKA
Mimi’s Aria

MARIN SORESÇU
Revelations

EAMON GRENNAN
One Saturday

MIGUEL ÁNGEL BUSTOS
The Patios of the Tiger

DUNYA MIKHAIL
The War Works Hard

LÝ LAN
Sleep-Walker

PHILIP LEVINE
Por Encima de los Angelos

ANTONIO JOSÉ PONTE
In the Former Red Light District

BARBARA CROOKER
The Hour of Peonies

LISA OLSTEIN
Long Distance Swimming

SEAMUS HEANEY
Tankas for Toraiwa

RUTH STONE
Untitled

TABAN LO LIYONG
Sarah Baartman and Museum Secrets

MIMI KHALVATI
The Meanest Flower

EDWARD BAUGH
Home Truths

STEPHANIE BOLSTER
Missing

WILLIAM ARCHILA
1978

GU CHENG
After the Air Raid

JUAN CARLOS GALEANO
Plantains

GZAR HANTOOSH
Destinies

ABDUL-RAZZAQ AL-RUBAI
The Grandchildren of Sinbad

HASHIM SHAFIQ
The Mountain

GEORGE MOORE
The Hermits of Dingle

GABRIELLA LETO
Happiness

DAG T. STRAUMVÅG
Cartoon Trick

ALEX GALPER
My Self Defense

SOPHIA DE MELLO BREYNER ANDRESEN
Antinoos

GERARDO DENIZ
Pavane for a Slimy Viper

PETER CONNERS
Rejoice

ANDREW SOFER
Ein Kerem

LI YOUNG LEE
Immigrant Blues

CARLOS MARZAL
Rat Heaven

DANIEL SIMKO
FAR

ISRAEL EMIOT
A Prayer in Nineteen Forty-Three

MAHMOUD DARWISH
She Didn’t Come

JEAN VALENTINE
Earth and the Librarian

GODZILLA IN MEXICO
Roberto Bolaño

DISAPPEARED
Eugenia Toledo

PAWEL MARCINKIEWICZ
Flacon

REGINA DERIEVA
[Do not pick up]

RIVKA MIRIAM
Everything that was Flesh of your Flesh, says Jonathan

ALICIA OSTRIKER
The Husband

WERNER ASPENSTRÖM
You and I and the World

ANNA SWIR (ŚWIRSZCZYŃSKA)
A Conversation Through the Door

PAUL CELAN
Memory of France

LEONARDO SINISGALLI
To My Father

MALENA MÖRLING
Visiting

MARCELO ATANASSI
Deer

CHARLES BAUDELAIRE
The Albatross

ELLEN BASS
The Lesser Gods

LUMMI (SALISH)
A Masked Event for Comedian & Audience

RAINER MARIA RILKE
Autumn Day

PABLO NERUDA
Floods

JANE HIRSHFIELD
I Ran Out Naked in the Sun

RADU VANCY
Kapital

AMY GERSTLER
Sexual Monotony

ATTILA JÓZSEF,
The Seventh

FOROUGH FARROKHZAD,
The Bird Was Just a Bird

DARIO JARAMILLO AGUDELO,
Milacos

LI HO
New Bamboo Shoots in My Northern Garden (4)

MONA HØVRING
A Woman Ascends the Stairs

IRINA MASHINSKI,
The End of the World

CÉSAR VALLEJO
Masses

TOMAS TRANSTRÖMER
Tracks

CHRISTOPHER WHYTE
The Chinese Beetle

ANNA AKHMATOVA
from “Requiem”

WARSAN SHIRE
Your Mother’s First Kiss

KATIE FORD
Tell Us

JERICHO BROWN
Hustle

KAY RYAN
Fatal Flaw

ELI ELIAHU
Burial

NIKOLA MADZIROV
We Have No Sleep

ELEANOR WILNER
Magnificat

OSIP MANDELSTAM
And I Was Alive

VALZHYNA MORT
Factory of Tears

EDWARD HIRSCH
God’s Insomniacs

ADAM ZAGAJEWSKI
Kings

DEREK WALCOTT
No Opera

CHARLES SIMIC
The Big War

EAVAN BOLAND
Night Feed

CAROLYN FORCHÉ
The Boatman

YULYA TSIMAFEYEVA
1986

LINDA GREGERSON
For the Taking

CARLY JOY MILLER
Why You Tried to Drown

TESS TAYLOR
Field Report: June

ZHANG QINGHUA
Breeze Blows By

DAVID TOMAS MARTINEZ
And Four

OSTAP SLYVYNSKY
1918

KAVEH AKBAR
I Won’t Lie This Plague of Gratitude

AMIT MAJMUDAR
The Weaver’s Song

LUISA MURADYAN
Raptor

JAMES LONGENBACH
The Crocodile

MAGGIE SMITH
Half Staff

ATSURO RILEY
Shed

WAYNE MILLER
Meeting the Board

CECILIA WOLOCH
How We Got into This

TONY HOAGLAND
Why I Like the Hospital

JAN WAGNER
bedsheets

KWAME DAWES
Les Negres De Paris

CHIAMAKA ENYI-AMADI
Small Magic

LEANNE O’SULLIVAN
Elegy for the Arctic

 

Prose Cities: 25 Years of Prose Poems from
Poetry International

edited and with an introduction by Katie Farris

Open Doors to the City

FRANCIS PONGE, The Pleasure of the Door, Kings do not touch doors.

KATHLEEN ROONEY, La Réponse Inattendue

DANIIL KHARMS, The Beginning of a Beautiful Day (Symphony)

DARÍO JARAMILLO AGUDELO, Pelicharos, Lacadonians

The City Where God Goes Around Pouring Salt into Human Beings

FRANCIS PONGE, [It could be just this . . . ] from the Book of Minutes

CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, Anywhere Out of the World

INGER CHRISTENSEN, Text 7

OLIVERIO GIRONDO, Street Note

KATHLEEN ROONEY, Le Banquet, La Colère Des Dieux

The City of Flying Audiences

CASPAR OROZCO, Film Viewed On Coney Island

BRANDON SOM, Master of the Flying Guillotine

NIN ANDREWS, On the island where I grew up,

DANIIL KHARMS, Symphony No. 2

SABRINA ORAH MARK, Two Jokes Walk into a Bar

LUMMI (SALISH), A Masked Event for Comedian & Audience

The Chosen City of Someone Who Hungers and Someone in Need

KATHRYN NUERNBERGER, Glas Gaibhleann

KRISTINA MARIE DARLING, from The Ghosts of Birds

JEFF FRIEDMAN, What Happened to the Country

MONICA SOK, Self-Portrait as War Museum Captions

RAÚL ZURITA CANESSA, from The Sea

ALES STEGER, Smuggling and the Underground

NAJWAN DARWISH, Fabrications

NORA IUGA, Sibiu, My City-in-a-Retort. Sibiu, My Chosen City

Walk to the City of Three Remembrances

VALZHYNA MORT, Aunt Anna

CAROLYN FORCHÉ, A Stone for Svetko
A remembrance of the poet Svetozar Daniel Simko, 1959-2004

GOLDBERRY LONG, Litany for My Mother’s Body

Write to Me from This City with Your Eyes Closed

HENRI MICHAUX, I am Writing to you from a Far-Off Country

PIERRE REVERDY, The Book (“Le livre”)

MEAGAN MARSHALL, Walt Whitman left the supermarket and walked to my house

SIGURDUR PÁLSSON, A Few Practical Exercises in Event Poetry

ADAM VEAL, If you have reason to believe that you may be a fictional character.

STELLA VINITCHI RADULESCU, from Journal with Closed Eyes

HUGH BEHM-STEINBERG, The Sea, At the reading everyone falls asleep.

ELLEN HINSEY, Annals: A Natural History of Compassion

The City of Faith I Cling To

MONA HØVRING, A Woman Ascends the Stairs

NIN ANDREWS, Angels

BK FISCHER, (Beatitudes)

CECILIA WOLOCH, In the Name of Whatever Country This is, On Red Fibers

AMY GERSTLER, Saints

MAHMOUD DARWISH, A Longing for Forgetfulness

Trying to Stop Time: 25 Years of Prose from Poetry International

edited and with an introduction by Jenny Minniti-Shippey

CHANA BLOCH
The Assignment

KHALED MATTAWA
Translation & Identity

CYNTHIA HOGUE
The Tao of Disease

AFAA M. WEAVER
This is so Esso

HONORÉE FANONNE JEFFERS
Kwame Dawes’ Requiem—Or, A Defense of Narrative in Black Poetry

MARGO BERDESHEVSKY
The Quality of Mercy

SARAH MACLAY
Of Intimacy & Interiority

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