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    By Shayla Lawz July 25, 2022

    Art exists in the space of transformation.                            It lives in our minds and bodies intimately, ready to be called upon in our time of need: whether when we recall...

    Abstract image of yellow and red light.
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    By Achy Obejas July 11, 2022

    When my bilingual poetry collection, Boomerang/Bumerán, was published last year, I felt a tremendous sense of gratification at seeing one of its central elements—the use of non-gendered language, particularly in Spanish—recognized, and...

    white three dimensional alphabet pieces arranged, in no discernible order, in a square shape, with random alphabet around it, against a black backdrop.
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    By Kim Moore July 5, 2022

    In the pub after a reading, a man comes up to me to tell me how men of his generation (he seems to be in his late twenties/early thirties but...

    abstract painting incorporating geometric shapes and lines, gouache on paper
  • Archive Editor's Note
    By Robert Eric Shoemaker June 30, 2022

    To let someone into your metaphor so deep as to touch the symbol of your most emotional self is a great risk. The reader of a poem takes great risk...

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    By Lucia LoTempio June 30, 2022

    I once hosted a post-reading dinner for a well-liked poet who moved between the bounds of academic poet and community poet. There was an imaginary line that bisected the long...

    Multimedia rectangular collage on paper with drawing of figures, faces, numbers, letters, mostly neutral colors, beige,, grey, taupe, a little bit of red.
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    By Jenna Peng June 27, 2022

    If the pressing question was, what is the meaning of my reading in the world, the more general, more immediate inquiry can be: how is reading—the notion I have belabored,...

    Two black and white photos  of Rocky Mountains, on a white wall.
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    By Noah Baldino June 22, 2022

    Revision is a form of futurity; it believes that a more particular language will emerge.  In my formative undergraduate studies, it was instilled in me that a poem cannot be good...

    Installation art piece--wove round basket, beige.
  • Foundation News
    June 9, 2022

    The Poetry Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism. This award honors the best book-length works of criticism published in the prior calendar year, including...

  • Archive Editor's Note
    By Robert Eric Shoemaker June 1, 2022

    I recently learned that the word “curate” comes from “curare,” a Latin root meaning “to attend and to care for.” I’ve long had an aversion to the terminology of “curating”...

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    By Chaelee Dalton May 31, 2022

    Before I saw Turning Red, I heard about it. More accurately, I read about it, or I read about the movie refracted through another review which finished by definitively declaring...

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