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Climate Correction

John Ashbery’s last poem, handwritten at his home in Hudson, New York, on August 25, 2017. Ashbery died on September 3.

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By George Oppen (1908–84), from 21 Poems, a collection of previously unpublished works that was released in August by New Directions. Oppen was the author of seven volumes of poetry.…

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Tobacco Shade

By Dawn Lundy Martin, from Good Stock Strange Blood, which was published in August by Coffee House Press. Martin’s previous book, Life in a Box Is a Pretty Life, won…

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From “Where Elses”

By Keith Waldrop, from a manuscript in progress. Waldrop has published more than a dozen volumes of poetry. His Selected Poems (Omnidawn) appeared last year.

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By Ann Lauterbach, from a manuscript in progress. Lauterbach has published nine volumes of poetry, including, most recently, Under the Sign (2013).

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Nothing Has Taken Me

By Abu al-Hasan ‘Ali bin Hisn (eleventh century). The poem was translated from the Arabic by Peter Cole and appears in Hymns & Qualms, a selection of his poems and…

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From “Periscope”

By Susan Howe, from Debths, which will be published next month by New Directions. Howe is the author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry. In January, the Poetry…

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Red Desert (Antonioni, 1964)

By Ed Skoog, from Run the Red Lights, which was published this month by Copper Canyon Press. Skoog is the author of two previous collections of poetry, including Rough Day…

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Nine and Ten

By Alice Notley, from Certain Magical Acts, a collection published last month by Penguin Books. Notley won the 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

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