Poetry

Poetry
To The Reasoning Of Eternal Voices, To The Waves That Have Kept Me From Reaching You—
“The chaplain tracing a cross / of oil with his thumb on your forehead, and your eyes following / upward his hand, then holding, following, / holding.”
Brian Tierney October 1, 2021
Poetry
Museum Piece
“onto the cellophane snack bags / blown into corners and a few / resplendent sunbleached cans you projected / a prefabricated sorrow”
Ari Banias September 17, 2021
Poetry
Auschwitz-Birkenau, A Guided Tour for American Students
“This pebble here is a monument to someone. / So is a cloud a stub a poppy a dog—”
Polina Barskova September 3, 2021
Poetry
Wound is the Origin of Wonder
“Do you hear our onceness / beating at the door? How the past / outlasts on either end”
Maya C. Popa July 30, 2021
Poetry
Birth Certificate
“I saw a knife covered with dirt and blood. I picked it up. I held the cherub by its wings.”
Sinan Antoon July 9, 2021
Poetry
Inside the Dream of Another Country
“I am surrounded by family to whom I am a stranger.”
Maryam Ivette Parhizkar June 25, 2021
Poetry
Meditations on Celan
Reflections on mystery, translatability, and the limits of the speakable in single Celan poems
Chase Berggrun, Aria Aber, Michael Hofmann, and Peter Cole June 7, 2021
Poetry
Excerpts from Memory Rose into Threshold Speech
“There was talk of your God, I spoke / against him”
Paul Celan June 7, 2021
Poetry
Excerpts from Microliths They Are, Little Stones
“Who does not expect the poem, will not recognize it either — ”
Paul Celan June 7, 2021
Poetry
To Life
“She feeds me for a long, murky time / her heavy wine and black milk.”
Rose Ausländer June 7, 2021
Poetry
Three Poems
“The leaf is a song in a minor key”
Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger June 7, 2021
Poetry
A TABLEAU OF ASPIRATION OR FRANKLIN SITTING ON THE SOLITARY GARDEN DECK CHAIR IN 1973’s A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING
“narcotized rage / is all the rage”
Momtaza Mehri May 28, 2021
Poetry
Refusal to Mourn
On loss
Andrea Cohen April 30, 2021
Poetry
The Workers Love Palestine
“WORKERS OF THE WORLD / JOIN THE STRIKE FOR GUARANTEED LIGHT”
Zaina Alsous April 16, 2021
Poetry
Mary
“Lucifer only asked God why did you make me / and God only asked Mary why did you make me
Molly Brodak April 2, 2021
Poetry
Accoutrements
“These gold rings—how many prisoners could be freed for the price of these rings?”
Jackie Wang March 19, 2021
Poetry
Newly Arranged Appetite
“you are laying in the hospital for a week thinking about the various distances of love”
Tongo Eisen-Martin March 5, 2021
Poetry
[I tried early moving]
“These days one holed up inside the other”
Jane Huffman February 19, 2021
Poetry
Path
“asleep I knew precisely where / everything touched everything”
Jay Deshpande February 5, 2021
Poetry
What I Read to the Dead
“It was January 19, 1943. / Will these dates be noted on the margins of history?”
Władysław Szlengel January 19, 2021
Poetry
The Visit
“were it not for the pleasure, / it would have been frightening”
Gerald Stern January 8, 2021
Poetry
Untitled
“In my journey looking for / where Time went, / I spent half of my life.”
Dunya Mikhail December 11, 2020
Poetry
Thank god your horrors outweigh your manners.
“You cannot adequately light a black thought.”
Justin Phillip Reed November 27, 2020
Poetry
Household of Eight
“When it’s night / And they go to bed, / Mother begins / To wish she were dead.”
Avrom Reyzen November 13, 2020
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