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Wednesday Poem

Coffee<p>The only precious thing I own, this little espresso <br>cup. And in it a dark roast all the way <br>from Honduras, Guatemala, Ethiopia <br>where coffee was …

National Poetry Month Day 24: Devon Walker-Figueroa

<i>Devon Walker-Figueroa, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is Co-Founding Editor of Horsethief Books. Her poems have appeared or are</i> …

National Poetry Month Day 19: R.A. Villanueva

<i>R. A. Villanueva’s debut collection,</i> Reliquaria<i>, won the</i> Prairie Schooner <i>Book Prize and was published by the University of Nebraska Press. New</i> …

World Leaders

National Poetry Month Day 20: Talin Tahajian

<i>Talin Tahajian grew up near Boston. Her poetry has appeared in the</i> Kenyon Review Online, Indiana Review, Best New Poets 2014 & 2016, Black Warrior …

University of Michigan

National Poetry Month Day 22: William Brewer

<i>William Brewer is the author of</i> I Know Your Kind <i>(Milkweed Editions), a winner of the National Poetry Series. His work has appeared or is forthcoming</i> …

Stanford University

National Poetry Month Day 21: Raquel Salas Rivera

<i>Raquel Salas Rivera es la poeta laureada de la ciudad de Filadelfia del 2018–19. Es la autora de</i> Caneca de anhelos turbios <i>(Editora Educación</i> …

Thursday Poem

I Invite My Parents to a Dinner Party<br>.<p>In the invitation, I tell them for the seventeenth time <br>(the fourth in writing), that I am gay.<p>In the …

Friday Poem

Spring and All<p>By the road to the contagious hospital<br>under the surge of the blue<br>mottled clouds driven from the<br>northeast—a cold wind. Beyond, the<br>waste …

National Poetry Month Day 18: Ruth Awad

<i>Ruth Awad is a Lebanese-American poet and the author of</i> Set to Music a Wildfire <i>(Southern Indiana Review Press, 2017), winner of the 2016 Michael</i> …

Creative Writing

National Poetry Month Day 16: Sandra Simonds

<i>Sandra Simonds is the author of six books of poetry:</i> Orlando<i>, (Wave Books, April 2018),</i> Further Problems with Pleasure<i>, winner of the 2015 Akron</i> …

National Poetry Month Day 17: Tiana Clark

<i>Tiana Clark is currently the 2017-2018 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. Her first full-length</i> …

National Poetry Month Day 15: Vanessa Angélica Villarreal

<i>Vanessa Angélica Villarreal was born in the Rio Grande Valley borderlands to formerly undocumented Mexican immigrants. She is the author of the</i> …

Los Angeles

National Poetry Month Day 14: George Abraham

<i>George Abraham is a Palestinian-American Poet, Activist, and Engineering PhD Candidate at Harvard University. He is the author of two chapbooks:</i> al …

Harvard

National Poetry Month Day 9: Natasha Oladokun

<i>Natasha Oladokun is a Cave Canem fellow, poet, and essayist. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the</i> American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review …

Literature

National Poetry Month Day 10: Marianne Chan

<i>Marianne Chan grew up in Stuttgart, Germany, and Lansing, Michigan. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in</i> The Journal, Poetry Northwest, …

Living Rooms

National Poetry Month Day 12: Tanaya Winder

<i>Tanaya Winder is from the Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Nations. She received a BA in English from Stanford University</i> …

Indigenous Peoples

Thursday Poem

Shopping Alone Only For Myself <br>at the Neighborhood Hy-Vee<p>The young woman with the perfect banjo butt <br>can't make up her mind: peaches or beans? <br>With a …

Wednesday Poem

Sci-Fi<p>There will be no edges, but curves. <br>Clean lines pointing only forward.<p>History, with its hard spine & dog-eared <br>Corners, will be replaced with …

Friday Poem

In Broken Images<p>He is quick, thinking in clear images; <br>I am slow, thinking in broken images.<p>He becomes dull, trusting to his clear images; <br>I become …

National Poetry Month Day 8: Julian Randall

<i>Julian Randall is a Living Queer Black poet from Chicago. He has received fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT and the Watering Hole and was the 2015</i> …

National Poetry Month Day 7: Carlos Andrés Gómez

<i>Carlos Andrés Gómez is a poet from New York City and a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Winner of the Lucille</i> …

New York City

National Poetry Month Day 6: t’ai freedom ford

<i>t’ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher and Cave Canem Fellow. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in</i> Drunken Boat, …

Literature

National Poetry Month Day 5: Franny Choi

<i>Franny Choi is the author of</i> Floating, Brilliant, Gone <i>(Write Bloody, 2014) and the forthcoming</i> Soft Science<i> (Alice James Books, 2019), as well as a</i> …

Rhode Island

National Poetry Month Day 4: José Olivarez

<i>José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants and the co-host of the poetry podcast, the Poetry Gods. A recipient of fellowships from Poets House,</i> …

Literature

Sunday Poem

Always<i><br>—for Charles Simic</i><p>Always so late in the day<br>In their rumpled clothes, sitting, <br>Around a table lit by a single bulb,<br>The great forgetters were …

Saturday Poem

Syntax<p>Occasionally a god speaks to you, <br>rutted tollway a flint knife breaching <br>gutted fields hung on event<p>horizon, clear cut contradiction <br>through …

Paris Review - Song for Spring Equinox

Diane di Prima<p>Issue 44, Fall 1968<p>It is the first day of spring, the children are singing<br>(they are supposed to be sleeping) the clock is ticking<br>the cats are waiting for supper, one of them pregnant<br>kittens to herald the spring, nothing is blooming<br>nothing seems to bloom much around farms, just …

Wednesday Poem

The Duke of Nowhere<br>.<p>I was the son of the Duke of Nowhere. <br>Nowhere was home. The first sound I remember<p>was engines sawing steam, the butt <br>and squeal …

Thursday Poem

Legacy<p>Because something else must belong to him, <br>More than these chains, these cuffs, these cells— <br>Something more than Hard Rock’s hurt, <br>More than …