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  • 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…
    - 4 days ago, 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…
    - 4 days ago, 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…
    - 54 days ago, 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…
    - 84 days ago, 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 -
  • Still Digging After All These Years

    Still Digging After All These Years

    On Friday (September 14), I was gathered with a whole lot of DC-area folks at the downtown arena to hear Paul Simon's "Homeward Bound" farewell tour. He was great. The opening reworking of "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" had a haphazard rhythm that…
    - 19 Sep 18, 11:01am -
  • Back to VCCA

    Back to VCCA

    I'm happy to hide out at Virginia Center for Creative Arts in these waning days of summer. The first thing I noticed upon arrival was how green it smells--I love DC, but you don't get layers of flower, grass, and pine, nor so many butterflies. A frog…
    - 19 Aug 18, 11:27am -

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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

    • Alternatives

      Alternatives

      Read this poemby T.J. Jarrett from the May 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 1:00am -
    • Marcus Aurelius

      Marcus Aurelius

      Read this poemby Bianca Stone from the May 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 1:00am -
    • Ladders

      Ladders

      Read this poemby Richard Garcia from the May 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 1:00am -
    • Cutting Odette’s Fingernails

      Cutting Odette’s Fingernails

      Read this poemby Bianca Stone from the May 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 1:00am -
    • From “The city has sex with everything”

      From “The city has sex with everything”

      Read this poemby Catherine Wagner from the May 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 1:00am -
    • Apostrophe

      Apostrophe

      Read this poemby Martha Serpas from the May 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 1:00am -
    • From “Moon Sonnet”

      From “Moon Sonnet”

      Read this poemby Lily Zhou from the May 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 1:00am -
    • Trace Evidence

      Trace Evidence

      Read this poemby Charif Shanahan from the May 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 1:00am -
    • Self-Help

      Self-Help

      Read this poemby John Skoyles from the May 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 1:00am -
    • From “Loss”

      From “Loss”

      Read this poemby David Harsent from the May 2019 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 1:00am -
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    The Best American Poetry

    • new"A Visit" [by David Shapiro]

      "A Visit" [by David Shapiro]

      It was a small family party Aunt Olive who tried to save Dallas pleased after death to have a park named after her after death Terrified I got up off my usual position and didn't know whether to look or think Afraid of an encapsulated psychosis They…
      - 10 hours ago, 25 May 19, 12:56pm -
    • newTheodore Roethke (on His Birthday) [by David Lehman]

      Theodore Roethke (on His Birthday) [by David Lehman]

      No anthology is as nearly complete as the editor wishes. In the case of The Best American Erotic Poems (2008), permission for the use of several poems was denied. Theodore Roethke's 1958 poem "The Sensualists," for example, had an honored place in th…
      - 23 hours ago, 25 May 19, 12:27am -
    • On Fats Waller's Birthday: I'm gonna sit right down and write [by David Lehman]

      On Fats Waller's Birthday: I'm gonna sit right down and write [by David Lehman]

      May 21 Black Jack I beat the dealer and no use complaining even though one or another souvenir of my bout with cancer may act up throwing a left hook that I didn't evade and the embarrassment of a knockdown will be mine I will get up at the count of…
      - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 4:28pm -
    • For Alexander Pope and E. M. Forster: Fools rush in. . .

      For Alexander Pope and E. M. Forster: Fools rush in. . .

      "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread." -- Alexander Pope "Where Angels Fear to Tread." -- E. M. Forster ". . .and so I come to you, my love, my heart above my head." -- Johnny Mercer        Related StoriesTheodore Roethke (on His Birthda…
      - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 4:15pm -
    • The Publisher's Publisher: Mark Saunders 1967-2019 [poem and tribute by Dean J. Smith]

      The Publisher's Publisher: Mark Saunders 1967-2019 [poem and tribute by Dean J. Smith]

      The Beam for M.H.S Dome of white gold between indigo clouds sabered shafts on blue ridge mark new directions stanchions above the diamond-- his field illumined precision lasers roam over texts in his study flares of love for his wife and children lig…
      - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 1:04pm -
    • #TBT Found in Translation -- China, 2008 [by David Lehman]

      #TBT Found in Translation -- China, 2008 [by David Lehman]

      Eleven years have gone by since Stacey and I traveled in China and Mongolia. Here's a blog post from then: >> (May 20, 2008) [from the archive; re-posted November 20, 2014]        Related StoriesIn China, in 2008: after the quake, before the…
      - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 5:29pm -
    • Artie Shaw and band play "Frenesi"

      Artie Shaw and band play "Frenesi"

      Artie Shaw, born on this day, was born to play the clarinet, and when he left for Mexico, he came back with this great track:        Related StoriesThe Publisher's Publisher: Mark Saunders 1967-2019 [poem and tribute by Dean J. Smith] 
      - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 1:18pm -
    • Next Line, Please: A Letter is a Joy of the Earth [by Virginia Valenzuela]

      Next Line, Please: A Letter is a Joy of the Earth [by Virginia Valenzuela]

      There are a number of poems that were considered by their authors be unfinished, even fragmented, including Coleridge’s “Kubla Khan” and some of Emily Dickinson’s mysterious two-liners. For this week we considered Dickinson's poem #1639, usin…
      - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 3:57pm -
    • Hip-hop in the performance puzzle: get a feel for it with Valentine Nagata-Ramos & François Lamargot [by Tracy Danison]

      Hip-hop in the performance puzzle: get a feel for it with Valentine Nagata-Ramos & François Lamargot [by Tracy Danison]

      Photo©CédricSintes Old wine in new bottles: “My Milk is Better than Yours”, the old story of mother love in hip-hop style by Valentine Nagata-Ramos Hip-hop does a lot more than popularize, re-energize, enable and reference today's dance. The ge…
      - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 6:00am -
    • In China, in 2008: after the quake, before the Olympiad [by David Lehman]

      In China, in 2008: after the quake, before the Olympiad [by David Lehman]

      Eleven years have gone by since Stacey and I traveled in China and Mongolia. Here's a blog post from then: >> (May 20, 2008) [from the archive; re-posted November 20, 2014]        Related Stories#TBT Found in Translation -- China, 2008 [by Da…
      - 5 days ago, 20 May 19, 1:49pm -

    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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