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    He hardly spoke any words only two —  or you could call it one the last thing he said was bye-bye flight-feathers veined and hairlike with interlocking barbules of  sound the...

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    Little tin key lost somewhere in my memory, returned to me in a dream. Like the blue-burning match blowing over the surface...

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    Belle as beast Eel as style Bats testy Best lastly Bluely astute —  as bull as beetle as Bey as butte Beauty as lute    thus beauty as lush Late lethal Lust salty She’ll...

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    my first drink was in my mother my next, my bris. doctor spread red wine across my lips. took my foreskin • every time...

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    In their proverbs, the Sumerians quoted Fox as saying — on having pissed into the sea — All the ocean is now my urine! Now,...

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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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