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Whacked Out: A Case for the Advocacy of the Unlisted January 8, 2014: [Note: Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Amy King’s “Wings of Desire” appears in the January 2014 issue. Previous posts in this series can be found on the Editors’ Blog.] I’ve loved poetry since I discovered Gertrude Stein in my first year of college. I didn’t know the poetry [...] by

Douglas Kearney’s Fathers of the Year December 17, 2013: [caption id="attachment_78790" align="aligncenter" width="500"] From "Every Hard Rapper's Father Ever: Father of the Year"[/caption] Douglas Kearney has four poems in our December issue on famous (or rather infamous) fathers: Kronos, Noah and Ham, Jim Trueblood, and "Every Hard Rapper's Father Ever." How do I read these? You may ask yourself. [...] by

Reading List: December 2013 December 11, 2013: [caption id="attachment_78346" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Installation by Luzinterruptus[/caption] The Reading List is a new feature of the Editors’ Blog this year. Each month we ask Poetry’s contributors to share a book—or several—that held their interest recently. Here are some recommendations from the poets and writers in our [...] by

Consider the List December 4, 2013: [Note: This post is part of a new series on the Editors' Blog. Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry's current issue. Rebecca Hazelton's "Trying Fourleggedness" appears in the December issue.] Kill List, a digital chapbook by Josef Kaplan, recently incited a minor online kerfuffle in the poetry community. Responses [...] by

For Margaret Walker November 19, 2013: [caption id="attachment_77133" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Margaret Walker with poets at Jackson State College festival. Walker is in the front row, second from right, with Langston Hughes to the right and Robert Hayden at top right. From the Poetry archives.[/caption] Margaret Walker, accomplished poet and onetime Chicagoan, died fifteen [...] by

Reading List: November 2013 November 12, 2013: The Reading List is a new feature of the Editors’ Blog this year. Each month we ask Poetry’s contributors to share a book—or several—that held their interest recently. Here are some recommendations from the poets and writers in our November issue. Dilruba Ahmed Frost's declaration that a "poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom" [...] by

On Poetry & Kitsch November 6, 2013: [caption id="attachment_76186" align="aligncenter" width="500"] © Zheyna Nesterov[/caption] [Note: This post is part of a new monthly series on the Editors' Blog in which we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry's current issue. Daniel Tiffany's poem "How Many Days Can You Live on Vicodin and Frosty?" appears in the November [...] by

How Should We Write About War and Trauma? Tom Sleigh Looks to David Jones November 1, 2013: [caption id="attachment_75738" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photograph of David Jones in uniform[/caption] Our November 2013 issue features an in-depth essay by Tom Sleigh on poet and painter David Jones. Admired by W.B. Yeats and lauded by W.H. Auden, Jones was well-known among the British modernists. His first literary publication was the [...] by

Join Us This Friday for Lemony Snicket: All the Wrong Questions October 29, 2013: Last month, we had the pleasure of publishing a special portfolio of "Poetry Not Written for Children that Children Might Nevertheless Enjoy," curated by Lemony Snicket. We liked the portfolio so much that we invited Lemony Snicket to Chicago. On Friday, November 1, we are pairing up with the Chicago Humanities Festival for a very special live [...] by

By the Letter: Creeley, Eigner, Dorn, & Zukofsky October 23, 2013: The four letters by Robert Creeley in our October 2013 issue trace some of his evolving feelings toward poetry (and Poetry) over the course of the fifties and sixties. These letters to Larry Eigner, Jonathan Williams (jokingly called “dad”), Edward Dorn, and Louis Zukofsky offer insight into Creeley's poetics, his daily life, and his [...] by