Poetry

  • Ms. Militancy: Poems

    Meena Kandasamy just finished the final manuscripts of her second poetry collection, Ms. Militancy. Kandasamy poems retell Hindu/Tamil myths, in a feminist, anti-hierarchy, and anti-caste perspective. Some of the poems make the myths contemporary by locating [...]

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  • Kōiwi Kōiwi | Bone Bone

    In her compelling second collection, Hinemoana Baker, one of New Zealand’s most exciting poets, amplifies what’s usually whispered, magnifies the microscopic and x-rays the mundane. Hinemoana Baker is a writer, musician, and sound artist living on Wellington’s Kapiti [...]

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  • Boomerang: Poems by Brenda Cárdenas

    Brenda Cárdenas’ poetry works itself into the folds of overlapping worlds: Spanish and English intermingle with ideas of childhood and adulthood, song and poem, and day and night. Her topics, in the midst of transition, maintain [...]

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  • Lighthead: Poems by Terrance Hayes

    In his fourth collection, Terrance Hayes investigates how we construct experience. With one foot firmly grounded in the everyday and the other hovering in the air, his poems braid dream and reality into a poetry that [...]

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  • Velocity: Poems by Nancy Krygowski

    Introduction by Sherrie Flick Nancy Krygowski’s work has been with me for a long time. I’ve followed her poems (her boyfriends, her apartments, her vintage dishware) from New Hampshire to California to Ohio to Nebraska to [...]

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  • Sherrie Flick and Nancy Krygowski

    The crowd at Gist Street. Photo by Jonathan Green (Popcity.) The first Friday of each month around 6:30pm, a line begins to form along Gist Street in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. If it’s raining, people clutch umbrellas. [...]

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  • Noose and Hook: Poems by Toi Derricotte

    Award-winning poet Lynn Emanuel describes her new collection, Noose and Hook, as one that “summons America before the bench.” In this book, Emanuel explores America’s wars, food, poetry, painting, death—and oh yes, dogs—with her unique brand [...]

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  • The Nameless: A Poem for Haiti

    Devastating Earthquake hits Haiti Haiti Lies in Ruins Grim Search for the Untold Dead The poorest country in the western hemisphere they repeat like a curse. Nearly 200,000 may be dead. See it all on High [...]

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  • Farang: A Travelogue In Poems

    A travelogue in poems, Peter Blair‘s third collection limns the complexities and contradictions of being an American living abroad. The speaker of these poems is at once immersed in the life of a Thai city, while [...]

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