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  • 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…
    - 36 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…
    - 56 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 -
  • Six Posts I Didn't Write & Alex Guarnaschelli

    Six Posts I Didn't Write & Alex Guarnaschelli

    I was going to tell you about being in Oxford, Mississippi, for the annual SFA symposium to launch Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. I was going to tell you about how Monique Truong rocks a lecture like no other. I was goi…
    - 26 Nov 18, 8:19am -
  • Holding Space

    Holding Space

    English artist Rachel Whiteread uses plaster, rubber, and resin to cast spaces we take for granted--doors and bathtubs; the inside of hot water bottles; the undersides of chairs; the cardboard spools for toilet paper. She was the first woman to win t…
    - 7 Oct 18, 2:22pm -

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    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

    • Abracadabra

      Abracadabra

      Read this poemby Yuxi Lin from the October 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 14 days ago, 1 Oct 19, 1:00am -
    • Endosymbiosis

      Endosymbiosis

      Read this poemby Paul Tran from the October 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 14 days ago, 1 Oct 19, 1:00am -
    • In the Month of Cleaning Family Plots

      In the Month of Cleaning Family Plots

      Read this poemby Sy Hoahwah from the October 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 14 days ago, 1 Oct 19, 1:00am -
    • Morden Tower

      Morden Tower

      Read this letterby Tom Pickard from the October 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 14 days ago, 1 Oct 19, 1:00am -
    • Pineola

      Pineola

      Read this poemby Sy Hoahwah from the October 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 14 days ago, 1 Oct 19, 1:00am -
    • Elsewhere

      Elsewhere

      Read this poemby Rae Armantrout from the October 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 14 days ago, 1 Oct 19, 1:00am -
    • Medusa with the Head of Perseus

      Medusa with the Head of Perseus

      Read this poemby torrin a. greathouse from the October 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 14 days ago, 1 Oct 19, 1:00am -
    • Researcher

      Researcher

      Read this poemby Brandon Downing from the October 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 14 days ago, 1 Oct 19, 1:00am -
    • Aubade Beginning in Handcuffs

      Aubade Beginning in Handcuffs

      Read this poemby torrin a. greathouse from the October 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 14 days ago, 1 Oct 19, 1:00am -
    • The Cave

      The Cave

      Read this poemby Paul Tran from the October 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 14 days ago, 1 Oct 19, 1:00am -
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    The Best American Poetry

    • newHappy 90th Birthday, Richard Howard [by David Lehman]

      Happy 90th Birthday, Richard Howard [by David Lehman]

      Happy Birthday, Richard Howard If you’re 84 today that means you were 47 when we met You came to read poems and give two lectures One on “The Art of Digression” the other on “The Art Of Hesitation” I think but could be wrong and when A man…
      - 10 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 4:18pm -
    • newSquib 334 [by Alan Ziegler]

      Squib 334 [by Alan Ziegler]

      TITLE One of my bookshelves contains a novel by the German writer Peter Handke called "The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick"; I read the spine a lot. Although I haven't read the book, it's such a wonderful title that I feel like I have, just like…
      - 13 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 1:32pm -
    • newAvailable Now: "One Hundred Autobiographies: A Memoir" by David Lehman

      Available Now: "One Hundred Autobiographies: A Memoir" by David Lehman

      One Hundred Autobiographies: A Memoir by David Lehman. Cornell Univ, $22.95(248p)ISBN 978-1-5017-4645-1 Poet and critic Lehman (Poems in the Manner of...), who was treated for bladder cancer in 2014, brilliantly captures the despair, uncertainty, and…
      - 14 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 12:09pm -
    • Met Percent: Week Eight [by Alec Bernstein]

      Met Percent: Week Eight [by Alec Bernstein]

      Medallion with Christ from an Icon Frame, Byzantine, 1100, gallery 303 At the Met, lingering in the darkened galleries of the Dark Ages, Middle Ages, I select a few favorites: Eikonomachía - literally, "image struggle" or "war on icons" - is a contr…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Oct 19, 5:25pm -
    • The Curse that Cannot Speak Its Name (by Mitch Sisskind)

      The Curse that Cannot Speak Its Name  (by Mitch Sisskind)

      A New York Times article full of negative insinuations linked Democrat candidate Tulsi Gabbard to white supremacist groups and Russian cyberbots. Throughout the article there’s puzzlement and a certain annoyance about Tulsi Gabbard: “What is she…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Oct 19, 3:05pm -
    • Noir and You: David Lehman Asks Suzanne Lummis About The Studio System

      Noir and You: David Lehman Asks Suzanne Lummis About The Studio System

      David Lehman: Do you believe that true noir as a genre -- leaving out neo-noirs, parodies, and ingenious movies on the order of The Getaway, The Usual Suspects, and Memento -- owes its existence to the studio system, where you had the value of a gene…
      - 2 days ago, 13 Oct 19, 12:01pm -
    • Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers Moanin' and Wailin' on Art's Birthday

      Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers Moanin' and Wailin' on Art's Birthday

              Related Stories"We'll catch up some other time. . ." [by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green] 
      - 3 days ago, 11 Oct 19, 4:08pm -
    • From Eroticism to Extinction 8 | 83 | 22 | 00 | 44 [by Katie Peyton Hofstadter]

      From Eroticism to Extinction  8 | 83 | 22 | 00 | 44  [by Katie Peyton Hofstadter]

      Since they were young, my students were told they were going to "save the world." How about a clock for that?        Related StoriesElizabeth Turk, Sculptor Extraordinaire [by David Lehman] 
      - 3 days ago, 11 Oct 19, 3:54pm -
    • That's What I Thought (by Mitch Sisskind)

      That's What I Thought  (by Mitch Sisskind)

      Everybody has a tragic story And I have one of those too. Would you like to hear it For a couple of hours on an Economy class flight to LA? Haha that’s what I thought! Or let’s talk about money. Just by looking at people It’s hard to tell how m…
      - 4 days ago, 10 Oct 19, 4:20pm -
    • Katinka Bock’s sculptures point the nature of material and movement [by Tracy Danison]

      Katinka Bock’s sculptures point the nature of material and movement [by Tracy Danison]

      Katinka Bock, not titled©Pierre Antoine / Lafayette Anticipations, Paris Katinka Bock’s Tumulte à Higienopolis currently at Lafayette Anticipations is a more than successful marriage of exhibition space and esthetic intelligence. The lines and li…
      - 5 days ago, 10 Oct 19, 12:53pm -

    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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