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  • World Series Champions

    World Series Champions

    My Dad and I have been going to baseball games together for a long time. Long enough that my early memories are of driving up to Baltimore, parking on the other side of the train tracks and walking to Camden Yards, and coming back to find the pennies…
    - 13 days ago, 31 Oct 19, 11:01am -
  • Echoes

    Echoes

    One month exactly after losing our cat, Whisky, I had a good if tiring Tuesday that culminated in leading the MFA poetry workshop at American University. Many folks were absent--it's that time of the semester--so we let out a little early, which mean…
    - 28 days ago, 16 Oct 19, 2:44pm -
  • Pretty Girl, Goodnight

    Pretty Girl, Goodnight

    When we adopted, her name was explained has having been a change from "Whizzer." Courtesy her first owner, who had passed away, leaving a nine-year old cat who no one in the family was willing to adopt. The folks at the Montgomery County shelter f…
    - 66 days ago, 8 Sep 19, 9:56pm -
  • August, August

    August, August

    I wasn't expecting this to be the type of summer that got one big end-of-season post, but here we are. Even if one experiences a temporarily happy moment these days, coming to social media--and a shared news cycle--tells us that things are very much…
    - 86 days ago, 19 Aug 19, 4:47pm -
  • Trips, Journeys, Voyages - More from Cork

    Trips, Journeys, Voyages - More from Cork

    I've been back from Ireland for almost a month. There have been so many welcomes back--buying coneflowers and basil to plant on the balcony, cooking spicy dinners, a few long phone conversations, petting the kitty x 10, sifting through my books on th…
    - 21 May 19, 5:51pm -
  • Save the .4%! (Or: The Autonomy of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Is Under Attack. Artist Grants Are Being Targeted. Here's What You Need to Know.)
    ANOTHER UPDATE:"Mayor Muriel Bowser Wants Big Changes for the City's Arts Commission"And that has many people in the arts community on edge.Washington City Paper's comprehensive overview of how we've gotten here, with many thanks to Matt Cohen and K…
    - 21 May 19, 1:45pm -
  • Teaching (& Festival-ing!) in Cork

    Teaching (& Festival-ing!) in Cork

    Strange to navigate the busy waters of the Cork International Poetry Festival, and then the very next week--from a distance, via social media--watch writers navigate the even busier waters of the AWP Conference in Portland, Oregon. I managed to photo…
    - 1 Apr 19, 12:34pm -
  • The Road to Cork

    The Road to Cork

    The universe knew I needed a change. I love DC, but I have been soul-weary. So when the call came from the director of the Munster Literature Centre (an actual phone call) asking if I would take on the John Montague Poetry Fellowship, I said yes. I…
    - 2 Mar 19, 3:08pm -
  • January Tidings

    January Tidings

    I made black-eyed peas on New Year's day. I'd need every bit of good luck I could get, since the next day held a fourteen-hour hell-drive straight to Tampa, arriving in time to teach with my MFA program's residency. Nothing says "fancy life of a poet…
    - 1 Feb 19, 10:36am -
  • The Hungry Poet: Carrot Salad Edition

    The Hungry Poet: Carrot Salad Edition

    This time of year I end up buying ingredients for specific dishes--and then, the leftover odds and ends clutter up my pantry for a while. Rather than letting them wither and go stale, I have to remind myself to make dishes that can incorporate these…
    - 22 Dec 18, 11:15am -

Magma Poetry

    PBS: Poetry

    Poetry 24

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      At last! Poetry24 is open once again, and eager to receive your news-related poems.The site now has a new address and a slightly different look.Click the image below Send your submissions to poetry24ed@gmail.com
      - 9 Aug 17, 3:44am -

    Poetry Magazine

    • Let's Make the Water Turn Black

      Let's Make the Water Turn Black

      Read this poemby Sandra Simonds from the November 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 13 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 1:00am -
    • my miracle now

      my miracle now

      Read this poemby Anita Jeffries from the November 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 13 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 1:00am -
    • Song of the Andoumboulou: 260

      Song of the Andoumboulou: 260

      Read this poemby Nathaniel Mackey from the November 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 13 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 1:00am -
    • Reading: An Elegy

      Reading: An Elegy

      Read this poemby Jeanne Larsen from the November 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 13 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 1:00am -
    • Proposal for an Exhibition

      Proposal for an Exhibition

      Read this poemby Charles Shields from the November 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 13 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 1:00am -
    • Coalition Partner

      Coalition Partner

      Read this poemby Kevin Craft from the November 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 13 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 1:00am -
    • América

      América

      Read this poemby Sarah María Medina from the November 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 13 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 1:00am -
    • OBIT

      OBIT

      Read this poemby Victoria Chang from the November 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 13 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 1:00am -
    • lost ü

      lost ü

      Read this poemby Claudine Toutoungi from the November 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 13 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 1:00am -
    • Livelong Day

      Livelong Day

      Read this poemby Angela Leighton from the November 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 13 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 1:00am -
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    The Best American Poetry

    • New Work from David Alexander

      New Work from David Alexander

      We hear from the artist David Alexander: >>>        Related StoriesMet Percent: Week Ten [by Alec Bernstein] 
      - 1 day ago, 12 Nov 19, 12:48pm -
    • On Veterans Day [by Stacey Lehman]

      On Veterans Day [by Stacey Lehman]

      My dad landed on Omaha beach, not as part of the first wave, thank god, or I probably wouldn't be here, but later, to clean up. He went on to fight in the Battle of the Bulge and to liberate a concentration camp. Like so many others, he enlisted, a t…
      - 2 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 9:24am -
    • A Poem for Veterans Day

      A Poem for Veterans Day

      President Dwight D. Eisenhower signing HR7786 June 1, 1954, changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day. Reconciliation Word over all, beautiful as the sky! Beautiful that war, and all its deeds of carnage, must in time be utterly lost, That the hands of…
      - 2 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 8:50am -
    • "The Big Clock" -- Kenneth Fearing's novel, John Farrow's film [by David Lehman]

      "The Big Clock" --  Kenneth Fearing's novel, John Farrow's film [by David Lehman]

      On TCM on a recent Sunday at midnight and again at 10 AM, Eddie Muller of Noir Alley showed The Big Clock (1948), a great movie adapted from the fearless Fearing novel centered on a magazine empire that puts out such periodicals as Newsways, Crimeway…
      - 3 days ago, 10 Nov 19, 9:24pm -
    • Met Percent: Week Ten [by Alec Bernstein]

      Met Percent: Week Ten [by Alec Bernstein]

      Sonrientes Smiling Figure (Sonrientes), 7th-8th c. Remojadas, gallery 358. Not much is known about this happy figure. There are mixed cues: male and female, old and young, spirit and human, dwarf and child. It’s too small to stand alone and too lar…
      - 3 days ago, 10 Nov 19, 6:38pm -
    • Kaia and Krista (by Mitch Sisskind)

      Kaia and Krista  (by Mitch Sisskind)

      I sold a Miro painting for a rich guy That was basically a big number 68 And oddly enough it sold for about 68,000 so I got a nice finder’s fee But it would sell for even more now. My friend Dennis had this hot New babe Kaia who wanted the Finer th…
      - 4 days ago, 9 Nov 19, 10:50am -
    • "Folklore" (for Tony Hoagland) [by Denise Duhamel]

      "Folklore" (for Tony Hoagland) [by Denise Duhamel]

      --for Tony Hoagland (1953-2018) You were folklore in Tucson, where you graduated the year before I arrived, where I befriended Agha Shahid Ali, now also gone, whom you had befriended before me. Shahid was kind, but even he couldn’t get me to stay l…
      - 5 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 10:48pm -
    • "The Triumph of Bullshit" [by T. S. Eliot]

      "The Triumph of Bullshit" [by T. S. Eliot]

      Did you know that T. S. Eliot wrote a poem entitled "The Triumph of Bullshit"? Neither did I until I started reading The Poems of T. S. Eliot, volume one (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), the massive tome edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue in an hero…
      - 5 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 4:41pm -
    • Paris Dance & Performance: November - December 2019 [by Tracy Danison]

      Paris Dance & Performance: November - December 2019 [by Tracy Danison]

      Too cold for a swim, too warm for a cozy read? Do a little dance “Samsara” by Jann Gallois/cie Burnout©Agathe Poupeney Beyond words in contemporary and modern dance and performance. YVONA – Performance Theater • Creation 2019 • Elizabeth C…
      - 5 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 4:09pm -
    • The Power of Tchaikovsky [by Lewis Saul]

      The Power of Tchaikovsky [by Lewis Saul]

      Tchaikovsky died today! And if I were Frank O'Hara I'd note that it was on November 6, 1893, in St. Petersburg, which is St. Petersburg again after a stint as Leningrad, but I am not. I am listening to Tchaikovsky's fifth to which Lew got me to liste…
      - 6 days ago, 7 Nov 19, 4:28pm -

    Tuesday Poem

    • And I know now what I didn't know then by the Tuesday Poets

      And I know now what I didn't know then by the Tuesday Poets

      Sonow you are privy toa thousand thousand things.        Jennifer ComptonThe geology of the region, the path rain takes underthe earth, the black areas of nitrate.        Sarah Jane BarnettThere are places yet to findwhere the teet…
      - 14 Dec 15, 3:48pm -
    • Morte D’Arthur (Partial) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

      Morte D’Arthur (Partial) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

      .So all day long the noise of battle roll’dAmong the mountains by the winter sea;Until King Arthur’s table, man by man,Had fallen in Lyonnesse about their Lord,King Arthur: then, because his wound was deep,The bold Sir Bedivere uplift…
      - 14 Dec 15, 6:10am -
    • Ring of Fire by Mary Eliza Crane

      Ring of Fire by Mary Eliza Crane

      At the wane of a long seasonof heat filled yellow sky,fire consumes mountain forestsinfested, decimated by bark beetlesfeasting in their own changing world.I swim deliciously in a warmer riverwithout current, cringing at banksso barren I could…
      - 14 Dec 15, 6:10am -
    • Ngawhatu by Maggie Rainey-Smith

      Ngawhatu by Maggie Rainey-Smith

      Onthe Richmond bus to Nelson passing Polstead Roadyouonly had to say it, and everyone knew, unspokenwealmost dared not look, it stirred such potent thoughtscausedlaughter, mocking, and a deeply seated superstitioninnuendoout the window,…
      - 23 Nov 15, 4:26pm -
    • Abdullah, The Servant of God – by Wade Bishop

      Abdullah, The Servant of God – by Wade Bishop

      <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-NZ X-NONE X-NONE <![endif]-->He wa…
      - 16 Nov 15, 6:01am -
    • That girl, by Heidi North-Bailey

      That girl, by Heidi North-Bailey

      She rides side-saddle into her own cliché her heart is pumping smokeboots heavy with things unsaidsunset flecked with mudshe’s breathing fireflames curl from her lipsslow-dancing lovers with cigarette smilesslink and hipsturn on the cl…
      - 9 Nov 15, 1:17pm -
    • Like a Reed Boat by William S. Rea

      Like a Reed Boat by William S. Rea

      Like a reed boatthat slipped its mooring Set drifting onthe current Or the heaping upof ripened grain In the time ofharvestHe was farewelledGone, in thefullness of his time But that finalslipping away Still came likesomething un…
      - 2 Nov 15, 1:52pm -
    • Excerpt from 'Glaciers' by Sarah Jane Barnett

      Excerpt from 'Glaciers' by Sarah Jane Barnett

      She notes down the time, opens the aquifer sampletaken from a farm west of Hastings, a saturated and fertile zoneof nested multilevel wells. She poursit into the debubbler. The team used a direct pushdrill, the cleanest way to sample intens…
      - 26 Oct 15, 5:54pm -
    • Wild Daisies by Bub Bridger

      Wild Daisies by Bub Bridger

      If you love meBring me flowersWild daisiesClutched in your fistLike a torchNo orchids or rosesOr carnationsNo florist's bowJust daisiesSteal themRisk your life for themUp the sharp hillsIn the teeth of the windIf you love meBring me dai…
      - 19 Oct 15, 7:30am -
    • Yawn by Sarah Rice

      Yawn by Sarah Rice

      Funny how a yawn travels through a rooma pied piper gathering all the ratsIn that instant we all draw from thesame sourcea great swallowed gasp shoved into our lungslike socks stuffed in a bagand thelong outward sighThat we try to hid…
      - 13 Oct 15, 11:42pm -

    Poetry & Blindfolds

    • “Nick: A Short Film”: A Short Blog

      “Nick: A Short Film”: A Short Blog

      Spoilers ahead. Plus, the picture here is a spoiler, so there’s that. “Nick” is a short film I put together in mid-April 2018. The concept – that of a realtor using an in-home hostage as an amenity to sell a … Continue reading →
      - 29 May 18, 11:14am -
    • Something To Fall Back On

      Something To Fall Back On

      “You can do your act-y thing as much as you want, but always have something to fall back on.” I cannot quite remember which wise, shadowy, looming and spirit-broken role model intoned this to me when I was a child. … Continue reading →
      - 9 Apr 18, 9:24am -
    • Stupid God Damn Bird

      Stupid God Damn Bird

      Hey. You. Bird. Yes, you. The little baby robin who let me walk right up to him and take his picture, close-up. Yes, you. I’ll call you Louie. Hey, Louie. You’re one stupid fuck. Look at you. What the hell are … Continue reading →
      - 23 Jun 17, 9:03pm -
    • “Help!” she cried.

      “Help!” she cried.

      While waiting at the Western Avenue Blue Line stop en route to yet another film set, idling my time with yet another round of Ruzzle on yet another smartphone, my attention was drawn by some distant caterwauling: a couple fighting … Continue readin…
      - 23 Apr 17, 10:39pm -
    • Love Trumps Hate & Action Trumps Trump: A Collection of Resources

      Love Trumps Hate & Action Trumps Trump: A Collection of Resources

      A short collection of sites dedicated to pushing back against the more alarming actions taken by the Trump Administration. Continue reading →
      - 1 Feb 17, 11:27am -
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