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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 writing in an enclave, to pain and survival, to holding his mule. Plus, a very special performance.

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Celebrate the sport with the best pigskin poetry.

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    Elizabeth Alexander was born in Harlem, New York, but grew up in Washington, DC, the daughter of former United States Secretary of...

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    Prize-winning author Kenneth Koch published numerous collections of poetry, avant-garde plays, and short fiction while also serving as one of the nation's...

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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