Poetry

  • 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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  • Sleepers

    Translated by Tomislav Kuzmanovi if you want to see it all it is here filled to the very brim nothing reflects nor continues every thing breaks in its membrane porous are only the joints windows glistening [...]

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  • Mulligatawny Dreams

    anaconda. candy. cash. catamaran. cheroot. coolie. corundum. curry. ginger. mango. mulligatawny. patchouli. poppadom. rice. tatty. teak. vetiver. i dream of an english full of the words of my language. an english in small letters an english [...]

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  • Telly by Toi Derricotte

    photo collage by Brian Weller Telly is, in a way, the first love poem I ever wrote. Ever since I was a child, my writing was a place I talked to myself about things I couldn’t [...]

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  • A Lifetime is a Promise to Keep

    The following is an excerpt from the upcoming book, A Lifetime Is a Promise to Keep: Poems of Huang Xiang, China Research Monograph 63. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 2009. To learn [...]

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