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January Cover Artist: Armando Veve January 3, 2017: Poetry magazine’s first cover of 2017 is by Armando Veve, who charmingly introduced himself to us over the summer with the email subject: “Hi! Armando Veve, Illustrator.” I was [...] by

December Cover Artist: Janie Stamm December 1, 2016: Three wriggly snakes wound up on Poetry magazine’s December cover after a visit to my local street fair, Edgewater Arts Fest.  I was wowed by the many snake paintings, snake sculptures, and [...] by

November 2016 Cover Artist: Jessie Mott November 2, 2016:   Poetry magazine’s November 2016 cover features Pegasus by Jessie Mott, which was commissioned for Pegasus & Mermaids, a group exhibition of work by Poetry cover artists [...] by

The LaVerne Harrell Clark Photographic Collection: University of Arizona Poetry Center October 24, 2016: The University of Arizona Poetry Center is one of my favorite places in the world. Poetry Foundation Library Director Katherine Litwin and I have worked closely with their deft and generous staff [...] by

October 2016 Cover Artist: Marion Kadi October 21, 2016: The French painter and illustrator Marion Kadi first wrote to Poetry in May 2014, with the salutation “Hello from a distant shore…” Kadi included an array of work that she [...] by

September 2016 Cover Artist: Alexander Cohen September 6, 2016: This month Poetry magazine got a little help from our friends at ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions). Development Director Dana Bassett, formerly of Poetry Foundation, sent us [...] by

July/August 2016 Cover Artist: Chris Hefner July 1, 2016: This month’s cover art is from a charcoal drawing by filmmaker and visual artist Chris Hefner. Print subscribers will see that this cover GLOWS IN THE DARK! It’s a first for Poetry, and [...] by

June 2016 Cover Artist: Anna Maria Maiolino June 10, 2016: This month’s cover art came to us after visiting Hauser & Wirth’s remarkable show, Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947–2016, during the 2016 AWP Writers [...] by

Bernadette Mayer in Conversation with Jennifer Karmin & Stephanie Anderson Redux May 23, 2016: When: Thursday, April 21, 12:00PM Where: Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street, Chicago Last month poet, writer, and visual artist Bernadette Mayer discussed her work and recollection of [...] by

May 2016 Cover Artist: Andrew Faris May 4, 2016: Poetry got an assist from Mairead Case, formerly of education and youth services at the Poetry Foundation Library, in scoring this month’s cover art by Andrew Faris. We reached out to [...] by