• Essay
    By Bev Vincent

    Stephen King is one of the world’s most popular writers. Why isn’t his poetry more widely read?

    • Audio
      From PoetryNowMay 2018

      John Lennox summons the presence of a friend who died suddenly and at a young age. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

    • Black background with white text attributed to Chase Berggrun that reads: "My journey is mapped and ready / I am only taking one dress"
      From Poetry Magazine
      By Holly Amos

      The Reading List is a feature of Poetry’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the May 2018 issue share some recommendations.

    • Joel Craig with fake mustache
      Featured Blogger
      By Joel Craig

      There is recital of poetry, and there is portrayal poetry. Portrayal seems a more fitting word than performance, as less can cling to it.

From the current issue of Poetry

From This Issue May 2018
  • poem
    By Noah Baldino

    The ovaries, when splayed, resemble / sliced tomatoes.

  • poem
    By Philip Good & Bernadette Mayer

    amaryllis comes in many flavors

  • poem
    By Dora Malech

    As baby / tests / at best / abyss.

Podcasts

Prosey Poems

From Poetry Off the ShelfMay 2018

Maureen McLane on semi-autobiographical epic poems, narrative melodrama, and the dissociation of sensibility.

  • From The Poetry Magazine PodcastMay 2018

    The editors discuss Noah Baldino’s poem “Passing” from the May 2018 issue of Poetry.

  • From PoetryNowMay 2018

    John Lennox summons the presence of a friend who died suddenly and at a young age. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From Poem TalkMay 2018

    Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring J. C. Cloutier, Michelle Taransky, and Clark Coolidge.

  • From VSMay 2018

    Safia Elhillo is a goshdarn timespace-suspending poet. She’s also this week’s guest. Danez, Franny, and Safia talk unraveling shame, opening the door to a...

collection

A collection of poems, prose, and audio and video recordings that explore Islamic culture.

Featured Biographies
  • author

    Robert Frost holds a unique and almost isolated position in American letters. “Though his career fully spans the modern period and though...

  • author

    Brenda Shaughnessy earned a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MFA from Columbia University. She is the author...

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