• Essay
    By Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein

    A family struggles to save the work of Zanzibar’s greatest poet.

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From This Issue July/August 2018
  • poem
    By Catherine Barnett

    No woman wants to be low-hanging fruit,

  • poem
    By Yoko Ono

    The sky is high

  • poem
    By Safia Elhillo

    i was born

From Poem TalkAugust 2018

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Marjorie Perloff, Susan McCabe, and Robert von Hallberg.

  • From The Poetry Magazine PodcastAugust 2018

    An archival episode in which the editors discuss Ali Cobby Eckerman’s poem “Black Deaths in Custody” from the May 2016 issue of Poetry.

  • From PoetryNowAugust 2018

    Lillian Yvonne Bertram meditates on conflicted romantic feelings during a summer spent in Maine. Produced by Ayana Contreras.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfAugust 2018

    Reading and exploring poetry along with students this school year.

  • From The Poetry Magazine PodcastAugust 2018

    In this archival episode, the editors discuss Carolyn Forché's poem "Mourning" from the October 2016 issue of Poetry.

Poem Sampler
By The Editors

School Supplies? Don't forget the poems!

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    Richard Blanco was born in Madrid and immigrated to the United States as an infant with his Cuban-exile family. He was raised...

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    Poet Alice Oswald was trained as a classicist at New College, University of Oxford. Her first collection of poetry, The Thing in...

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