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

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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....

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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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