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From This Issue December 2018
  • poem
    By Luther Hughes

    After  Jean-Michel Basquiat

  • poem
    By Eileen Myles


  • poem
    By Paige Lewis

    Yael picks at their cuticles. When they speak to themself, they speak

From VSDecember 2018

This episode’s guest Kara Jackson is a poet, and she’s got the honorary prefix to prove it. She talks with Danez and Franny about being Chicago’s third Youth Poet Laureate, family nicknames in the South, introversion, and JONI MITCHELL. OH YES, JONI MITCHELL!

  • From PoetryNowDecember 2018

    Ruben Quesada remembers a friend who died under mysterious circumstances and meditates on his own friends, loved ones, and mortality. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From The Poetry Magazine PodcastDecember 2018

    The editors discuss Luther Hughes’s poem “Tenor” from the December 2018 issue of Poetry.

  • From PoetryNowNovember 2018

    Mark Tardi begins a poem with a line from the journal of the artist Francesca Woodman, a photographer known for her haunting self-portraits. Produced by Katie Klocksin.

  • From The Poetry Magazine PodcastNovember 2018

    The editors discuss Faylita Hicks’s poem “Featuring Tonight at the Street Hustler’s Circus: The Girls” from the November 2018 issue of Poetry.


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