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The Loneliest Job in the World

We concluded a month of verse celebrating National Poetry Month with Tony Hoagland's "The Loneliest Job in the World", from Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty. Read more...

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"Of the Parrat and other birds that can speake"

The penultimate poem in our celebration of National Poetry Month is from Nick Lantz's book, We Don't Know We Don't Know, published by Graywolf Press. Read more...

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Miss Peach: The War Years

Today's entry in our month-long celebration of National Poetry Month is by Catie Rosemurgy, from her book The Stranger Manual, recently published by Graywolf. Read more...

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Railroad Train, 1908

We continue celebrating National Poetry Month, and Graywolf Press, with verse by the Catalan poet Ernest Farrés, translated by Lawrence Venuti, from the volume Edward Hopper. Read more...

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I As In Justice

We continue our celebration of National Poetry Month with a poem a day from work recently issued by Graywolf. First up is "I As In Justice," by Mary Jo Bang. Read more...

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The Rage

We celebrate National Poetry Month with a selection of poems from City Lights Books. Today: "The Rage," by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Read more...

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Meeting With My Father In The Orchard

We celebrate National Poetry Month with a selection of poems from City Lights Books. Today: "Meeting With My Father In The Orchard," by Homero Aridjis. Read more...

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The Rising of the Ashes

We celebrate National Poetry Month with a selection of poems from City Lights Books. Today: excerpts from "The Rising of the Ashes," by Tahar Ben Jelloun. Read more...

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The Sacred Couple

We celebrate National Poetry Month with a selection of poems from City Lights Books. Today: "The Sacred Couple" by Homero Aridjis. Read more...

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Spine To Spin, Spoke To Speak

We celebrate National Poetry Month with a selection of poems from the publisher City Lights Books. First, from Andrew Joron, Trance Archive: New & Selected Poems, "Spine To Spin, Spoke To Speak." Read more...

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Waving Goodbye

We celebrate National Poetry Month with a selection of poems from the publisher David R. Godine. Today: Wesley McNair's "Waving Goodbye." Read more...

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Bare Almond Trees

We celebrate National Poetry Month with a selection of poems from the publisher David R. Godine. Today: D. H. Lawrence's "Bare Almond Trees." Read more...

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Beginning

We celebrate National Poetry Month with a selection of poems from the publisher David R. Godine. Today: "The Beginning," by Linda Bamber. Read more...

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Spring Songs

We celebrate National Poetry Month with a selection of poems from the publisher David R. Godine. Today: "Spring Songs," by Rainer Maria Rilke. Read more...

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All Possibilities

We celebrate National Poetry Month with a selection of poems from the publisher David R. Godine. First up: Andrew Motion's "All Possibilities." Read more...

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A Poem by Ange Mlinko

Coffee House Press helps us celebrate National Poetry Month. Read Ange Mlinko's "Treatment." Read more...

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What the Stars Will Bring

Our celebration of National Poetry Month continues with Greg Hewett's "What the Stars Will Bring." Read more...

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A Poem by Mark McMorris

Our celebration of National Poetry Month continues with Mark McMorris's "Letters to Micheal." Read more...

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A Poem by Lightsey Darst

Our celebration of National Poetry Month continues with Lightsey Darst 's "Billboard." Read more...

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"Corporate Abstraction"

Our celebration of National Poetry Month continues with Ange Mlinko's "Corporate Abstraction." Read more...

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Whispering Books

We celebrate the advent of National Poetry Month with the first in a week's worth of poems from Coffee House Press. Read more...

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).