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A Meeting with Oneself January 19, 2011: Poetry magazine recently exchanged e-mails with January cover artist Genevieve Simms, about her work. She says, Illustration from its beginnings has always been tied to a text. I find with my [...] by

LESS IS MORE December 20, 2010: Poetry magazine has featured cover art by Maira Kalman, Milton Glaser, David Byrne, and other greats, thanks to Winterhouse Studio. A lot of readers ask us how cover art is chosen for the magazine, [...] by

And what // do I love in loving thee? April 20, 2010: Chandler and Price, first series, platen press, ca. 1915 By luck, by love, by affinity Poetry magazine receives reams of poetry weekly. Earlier this year, Brian Teare of Albion Books had the (lovely) [...] by

Kiss my ars poetica. April 12, 2010: While other people were reading, you know, some dorky crap, I was reading, you know, Edgar Allan Poe and Baudelaire and things like that, so, and it just sprung from that, and on TV I was just [...] by

Love, Jack November 13, 2009: We love poetry at Poetry. We especially love poetry that comes over the transom, wrapped in fine ink on paper, accompanied by missives that state: “This is the most important letter you have [...] by

Poetry Marathon at the Serpentine Gallery, London October 28, 2009: Philip Larkin* Poetry contributor Caroline Bergvall attended the 50-some poet, 36-hour poetry marathon at the Serpentine Gallery in London on October 17–18. Her dispatch follows: I’m writing in [...] by

Transformations September 30, 2009: So long September. On this, the last day of the month, have a lasting look at Cathie Bleck’s “Transformations” above, also featured on the current cover of Poetry.  Inside, I see a hoof, a [...] by

Is that a poem in your pocket? April 15, 2009: Poetry staff was happy to see Ana Benaroya’s e-mail come over the transom with big, beautiful illustrations for us to consider for the cover of the magazine. (See November 2008 for her first [...] by

Poetry Tweets February 27, 2009: O Swallow, Swallow, if I could follow, and light Upon her lattice, I would pipe and trill, And cheep and twitter twenty million loves.      —Lord Alfred Tennyson Every morning I [...] by

Legendary, Lexical, Loquacious October 17, 2008: Every year Poetry hosts a gathering for Chicago literary publishers called the Printers’ Ball. Over 100 local literary organizations showcase a diverse selection of print publications, available [...] by