Slang, "Through the Words of Miss Brooks," 2017

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    Each flower a wilting sun The death of a new day is never kind Grief ain’t no song No loss is this romantic

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    We fix you maternally in the mind, orient you in a case of “tut-tut,” “there there,” and “you’re young yet,” but...

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Editors' Blog
By Lindsay Garbutt
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Reading List is a feature of Poetry’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the June 2017 issue share some books that held their interest....

The Poetry Magazine Podcast

The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.

The editors discuss Mahogany L. Browne's "Coco(nut)" and "Marigold" from the June 2017 issue of Poetry.

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