Poetry

Poetry
Far Rockaway
“The war was not over / in my grandmother’s mind.”
Judith Harris May 8, 2020
Poetry
Middle Life Money
“I cannot outstare the bill faces”
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram April 24, 2020
Poetry
of return
“someone’s lived here before. it takes hours to wipe his outlook off the windows.”
Max Czollek April 10, 2020
Poetry
Watching the Twilight
“Painstakingly, the Earth spins, and as it does, / I look out into the world inside an incubator”
Choi Seung-ja March 27, 2020
Poetry
Before Apocalypse
“what parts of us weren’t inherited from a light / of understandable distance”
George Abraham March 13, 2020
Poetry
Sisterhood
“Sister, when we found the hare, / a wounded emigrant in our yard, / it was already dying—it wasn’t our fault”
Aria Aber February 28, 2020
Poetry
On The 10th Anniversary Of The Disappearance Of America’s Anti War Movement While The Wars Rage On
“lies from our government and / lies of corporations seem to / find common ground”
CAConrad February 7, 2020
Poetry
You Arrived
“We said many things in a language woven from silence / under a toppled bell tower.”
Jacques Viau Renaud January 16, 2020
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Poetry
Ladder
“How does / a story break?”
Tom Haviv January 2, 2020
Poetry
Two Poems
“My cells are radicalizing. I obscure them with a crown.”
Simon Crafts December 13, 2019
Poetry
Matrilineage
“I guess I will always have to make room for the ancestral / or it will make itself a room in me”
Susannah Sharpless November 15, 2019
Poetry
Written After a Massacre in the Year 2018
“The laws of the bomb and the laws of the armistice are the same”
Daniel Borzutzky October 25, 2019
Poetry
The Goat
“This bleating was the twin / of my own sorrow. And I answered”
Umberto Saba October 18, 2019
Poetry
Fatherhood, Insomnia, Imperial Tears
“To love a baby // is to restrain the urge to bury it / inside a wall”
Philip Metres October 3, 2019
Poetry
Separation Wall
“We would like the babies not to find out about / the failures waiting for them.”
Naomi Shihab Nye September 19, 2019
Poetry
There Is Hope
“Men engineered a line over water to connect / two futures.”
Natalie Eilbert August 30, 2019
Poetry
CHAPTER XXII
In an erasure poem from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a trans poet confronts the book’s disdain for femininity.
Chase Berggrun May 31, 2019
Poetry
Six Lines
A mournful post-war poem by Aaron Zeitlin, translated by Miranda Cooper.
Aaron Zeitlin May 13, 2019
Poetry
Arrangement
“The others say, The oldest hatred I have felt is of loved ones. / The others then can welcome the warmongers to a peaceful home.”
Jonathan Dubow April 22, 2019
Poetry
Purim-Shpiel
Maia Evrona March 21, 2019
Poetry
Taxi Poems
Four poems from the manuscript Today in the Taxi.
Sean Singer February 21, 2019
Poetry
Chain Migration
A poetic meditation on migratory inheritances.
Joshua Gottlieb-Miller January 17, 2019
Poetry
Lot’s Wife Speaks
Laura Eve Engel’s debut poetry collection, Things That Go, uses the biblical story to contemplate the act of looking and its ethics in an age of clickable tragedy.
Jessica Kirzane January 2, 2019
Poetry
Two Poems From ‘Comfort’
“they say she raised peacocks and grapes against all advice / —women inherit the worst / slices of property”
Sarah Heady December 11, 2018
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