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    On writing songs—and singing poems.

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erica lewis riffs on a line by Diana Ross & the Supremes to begin investigating her current life.

  • From The Poetry Magazine PodcastOctober 2017

    The editors talk with Margo Price about songwriting, Bob Dylan, and poetry. Her essay, “Learning to Fly,” appears in the October 2017 issue of...

  • From VSOctober 2017

    Chicago legend avery r. young comes through the VS studio and takes poetry off the page with Franny and Danez. The discussion bounces from...

  • From The Poetry Magazine PodcastOctober 2017

    The editors discuss Harmony Holiday’s poem “Sex tape or Future and Audre Lorde fall in love” from the October 2017 issue of Poetry.

  • From PoetryNowOctober 2017

    Barbara Jane Reyes remembers and praises the life of Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina domestic worker who was swindled into becoming a drug mule....

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The stories of immigrants, refugees, and exiles can tell the history of a nation.

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    “No writer of world renown is perhaps so little known to North Americans as Chilean poet Pablo Neruda,” observed New York Times...

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    Poet, essayist, diarist, and activist Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to mixed-race parents. Her African American, Anglo, Native...

From the Poetry Magazine Archive
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Song (“The world is full of loss ... ”)

      By Muriel Rukeyser
      The world is full of loss; bring, wind, my love,
               my home is where we make our meeting-place,
               and love whatever I shall touch and read
               within that face.

      Lift, wind, my...

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      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Meditation on a Grapefruit

      By Craig Arnold
      To wake when all is possible
      before the agitations of the day
      have gripped you
                          To come to the kitchen
      and peel a little basketball
      for breakfast
                    To tear the husk
      like cotton padding        a cloud of oil
      misting out of its pinprick pores
      clean and...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Old Folk's Home, Jerusalem

      By Rita Dove
      Evening, the bees fled, the honeysuckle
      in its golden dotage, all the sickrooms ajar.
      Law of the innocents: What doesn't end, sloshes over...
      even here, where destiny girds the cucumber.

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