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From This Issue December 2017
From The Poetry Magazine PodcastDecember 2017

The editors discuss Jane Yeh’s poem “A Short History of Silence” from the December 2017 issue of Poetry.

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From holiday poems to quiet spiritual reflections, these poems and articles celebrate the interweaving of Jewish faith, cultural traditions, and literary history.

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    Poet, performer, scholar, and educator Sarah Webster Fabio is considered a foundational member of the West Coast Black Arts Movement. Born in...

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    Emerson remarked that the best writers often have the shortest biographies. The genius “draws up the ladder after him,” and the world,...

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      shredding the stone
      of the pavement, dissolving 
      with the idea
      of singular endeavor.  Herds, the
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      hearing. Though the day
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      In a wide-ranging interview, Nobel Prize winning poet Heaney talks about the Avant-Garde, Robert Frost’s influence, poetic form, and "phonetic grunting from South Derry."

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