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Digital Exclusives from Poetry Magazine

Updates from the magazine’s editors and recent contributors.

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  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Hajar Hussaini May 25, 2022

    I have developed affinities for poems that provide a space to rest. This is not to say that poetry can or should avert one’s eyes from political realities, but it...

    Brown, white, and beige buildings in the foreground with tall mountains in the background and low, white clouds behind the mountains. The sky is very pale blue with some soft pink accents.
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Sarah Ghazal Ali May 17, 2022

    When my father explained that I was named for an elevated poetic form, that an entire region’s poetic pride was embedded in my name, ghazals became a source of wonder...

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    By Holly Amos April 27, 2022

    We invited contributors from the April “Exophony” issue to tell us about a favorite poem in their “original” language, or in their “adopted” literary language.

    The text, "I am the plural / who walks to you / as a singular one" appears in gray on a white background and is credited to Dunya Mikhail.
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Holly Amos April 19, 2022

    We invited contributors from the April “Exophony” issue to tell us how they began writing poetry in a “non-native,” or second, or other language, and why (in 100 words or...

    The text, "I am the plural / who walks to you / as a singular one" appears in gray on a white background and is credited to Dunya Mikhail.
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Holly Amos April 12, 2022

    We invited all contributors from the April “Exophony” issue to tell us the story--or a story--about learning the language that they’ve adopted for poetry (in 100 words or fewer). 

    The text, "I am the plural / who walks to you / as a singular one" appears in gray on a white background and is credited to Dunya Mikhail.
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By The Editors April 1, 2022

    In celebration of National Poetry Month, we’re happy to offer a free download of the April 2022 issue of Poetry!

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  • From Poetry Magazine
    By The Editors March 1, 2022

    In addition to many new poems and translations from Asiya Wadud, Aditi Machado, Renee Gladman, and more, the issue features the portfolio, “‘These Blazing Forms’: The Life and Work of...

    Multicolored back and front covers of March 2022 issue of POETRY with Chicago landmarks, an eye, an ear, and an open book representing the letters in POETRY
  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Whitney DeVos & Hugo García Manríquez February 28, 2022

    We can’t ignore our limitations, of course, but they shouldn’t be a reason not to translate in the first place. Perhaps one has to admit [...] that one never will...

    A man sits behind three nested tables reading from a book into a microphone
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    By Sarah Ahmad & Giannina Braschi February 9, 2022

    What I am always puzzling over in her writing and thinking is how it declares questions with such aplomb, a poetics of salvage that doesn’t look for an elsewhere but...

  • From Poetry Magazine
    By Esther Belin February 4, 2022

    I first became acquainted with the idea of poetry ancestors when I read a 2015 lecture by Joy Harjo. When she talked about ancestors of poems and poetry genealogies, I...

    Black and white photo of Esther Belin in a circle with "From the Guest Editor's Desk" to the side and a design of red waves with white dots around it
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