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    Poet, writer, and playwright Denis Johnson was born in Munich, Germany, where his father worked for the State Department. He...

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    By Denis Johnson

    for years the scenes bustled    through him as he dreamed he was    alive. then he felt real, and slammed awake in the wet...

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    By Denis Johnson

    The sounds of traffic    die over the back lawn    to occur again in the low    distance. The voices, risen, of the neighborhood cannot    maintain that pitch    and...

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    By Denis Johnson

    1 nothing to drink in the refrigerator but juice from    the pickles come back long dead, or thin catsup. i feel i am old now, though...

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    By Denis Johnson

    You might as well take a razor to your pecker as let a woman in your heart.    First they do the wash...

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    By Denis Johnson

    One of these days under the white    clouds onto the white lines of the goddamn PED X-ING I shall be flattened, and I shall...

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    By Denis Johnson

    OUR PATRON OF FALLING SHORT, WHO BECAME A PRAYER I used to sneak into the movies without paying.    I watched the stories but...

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    By Denis Johnson

    sometimes you know    things: once at a    birthday party a little girl looked at her new party gloves and said she liked me, making suddenly...

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    By Denis Johnson

    The moon swells and its yellow darkens    nearer the horizon and soon all the aluminum rooftops shall appear, orange    and distinct beside    the orange sun,    while the diamond    flares...

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  • Essay
    By Adrienne Raphel
    16 sports poems, set against one another. Which will be crowned the winner?

    Basketball fans might be surprised that Kobe Bryant chose poetry as the medium to announce his official retirement from the...

  • Essay
    By John Cotter
    Bill Knott has developed a persona that righteously trumpets poetic neglect.

    Editors Note: Bill Knott passed away on March 13th, 2014. The following essay was first published on January 21st, 2014. Bill...

  • Poem Sampler
    By The Editors
    Poems to celebrate the national pastime.

    Players Famous and Infamous From Casey of Mudville to girls charging the little league field. “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence...

  • Poem Sampler
    By The Editors
    Celebrate the sport with the best pigskin poetry.

    It’s football season. Time to toss the ball around in the backyard, tailgate, and head down to the big game. Whether you're...

  • Poem Guide
    By Hannah Brooks-Motl
    A poet's poem from a novelist-poet.

    Is a poet-novelist the same as a novelist-poet? When we think of the writers who have attempted both genres, we...

  • Press Release

    CHICAGO —The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine and poetryfoundation.org, and McSweeney’s announce a reading with poets Kwame Dawes, Mary...

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