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    Sylvia Legris’s The Hideous Hidden, Molly Peacock’s The Analyst, and Jordan Abel’s Injun.

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From This Issue December 2017
From Poem TalkDecember 2017

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Mahyar Entezari, and Leonard Schwartz.

  • From Poetry Off the ShelfDecember 2017

    Millay's legacy, upon the centennial of her first book, Renascence and Other Poems (1917).

  • From The Poetry Magazine PodcastDecember 2017

    The editors discuss Forrest Gander’s poems “What It Sounds Like” and “Stepping Out of the Light” from the December 2017 issue of Poetry.

  • From PoetryNowDecember 2017

    Uche Nduka expresses a sense of anguish and offers possible spiritual solutions to current political and existential problems. Produced by Sarah Geis.

  • From PoetryNowDecember 2017

    Sueyeun Juliette Lee meditates on loss and its aftermath. Produced by Sarah Geis.

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    With her first two books of short stories, Grace Paley established her niche in the world of letters. Her distinctive voice and...

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      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Valéry as Dictator

      By Amiri Baraka
      Sad. And it comes
      tomorrow. Again, gray, the streaks
      of work
      shredding the stone
      of the pavement, dissolving 
      with the idea
      of singular endeavor.  Herds, the
      of suffering intelligences
      and out of 
      hearing. Though the day
      come to us
                          in waves,

    • Interview

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Beyond All This Fiddle

      By Seamus Heaney Interviewed by Dennis O'Driscoll (Seamus Heaney & Dennis O'Driscoll)

      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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