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Editors' Blog
By Phillip B. Williams
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Phillip B. Williams’s poem “Interruptive” appears in the May 2017 issue. Previous posts in...

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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