Chris Hefner, "Untitled (for Angelique)," 2015

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    Featured poem
    By Dan Taulapapa McMullin

    The sky is bright with stars After a hot day The coolness of my body Leaving finger by toe in the heat of...

  2. Featured poem
    By Federico García Lorca

    Moon came to the forge in her petticoat of nard The boy looks and looks the boy looks at the Moon In the turbulent...

  3. Featured poem
    By Craig Santos Perez

    nālani clips kaikainali‘i’s tiny fingernails while she sleeps — “the rape of oceania began with guam” — soldiers invade okinawa, hawai‘i, the philippines, and south korea — #yesallwomen how do [we] stop kaikainali‘i’s body from becoming target practice —  bullets fragment and ricochet —  nālani brushes kaikainali‘i’s...

  4. Featured poem
    By Noah Buchholz

    That night the moon rose in the window. Its light touched the pane and spread over the floor. The girls climbed out of their...

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Editors' Blog
By Meaghan Winston
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

For our July/August 2016 playlist, we asked Meaghan Winston, the Poetry Foundation’s web analyst, to read through the issue and curate a selection of music...

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 poems by Daniela Danz, translated by Monika Cassel; plus, an interview with Craig Santos Perez on Pacific Islander poetry, and poems by Teresia Teaiwa and Brandy Nālani McDougall.

Discussion Guide
Bodies (and Bawdiness) in the July/August 2016 Poetry


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