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After a Pageant, Before a Birth

By Brenda Hillman, from a work in progress. Hillman’s collection Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days was published last month by Wesleyan University Press. Read More

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The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady & The Dead & The Truth

By Morgan Parker, from the poetry collection Magical Negro, which will be published by Tin House in 2019. Parker’s collection There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé was published last year by Tin…

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Poem with Orpheus

By Emily Skillings, from Fort Not, her first book of poetry. The collection was published by The Song Cave in October. Read More

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Dear Rose

Introduction by Ben Lerner Oceans and roses are surely among the most shopworn images in poetry, as Ocean Vuong is well aware: “I place your finger on a flower so…

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From “Verse,” which appeared in the December 1973 issue of Harper’s Magazine. The complete selection of poems — along with the magazine’s entire 167-year archive — is available online. Read More

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By Charles Baudelaire. Translated from the French by Ariana Reines, for Delirium: The Art of the Symbolist Book, an exhibition currently on view at the Morgan Library and Museum, in…

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Measure For a Long Wound (Wednesday was Such a Bad Day)

By Erín Moure, the author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry. Her selected poems, Planetary Noise, was published this month by Wesleyan University Press. Read More

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The North

By Karen Solie, from a manuscript in progress. Solie is the author of several collections of poetry, including, most recently, The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out (2015).…

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