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    the voyage of st. brendan
 A cry of “Land!” A cliff face, iron ore red, a monastery perched on top, gold-gilded. The crew...

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    By Liz Berry

    And slowly we’m sweethearts atween the wet grass all river-licked, lime dust in our hair and both of us so frightened, blind as moles....

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    By Fran Lock

    And contemplate this: the heat-treated hairdos of next-door neighbors, the roseate nosebleeds of fuckboys in hoodies; your own face, rinsed in the...

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Editors' Blog
By Lindsay Garbutt
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Reading List is a feature of Poetry’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the May 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 Emily Berry's "The End" from the May 2017 issue of Poetry.

Discussion Guide
Freedom and Constriction in the May 2017 Poetry

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