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Poetry
Volume: 209.5 | Year: 2017

Table of Contents:

Malika Booker
A Parable of Sorts

Iain Britton
A Peaceful Contradiction

Asia Calcagno
Gravestones

Rita Dove
From the Sidelines

Valerie S. Duff
Wanderlust

Jill Alexander Essbaum
She Spent a Year Hallucinating Birds

Nick Flynn
Sky Burial

Christine Gosnay
Strangers

Joy Harjo
An American Sunrise

Yona Harvey
Necessarily

Jane Hirshfield
Amor Fat
Harness
Wood. Salt. Tin.

Fanny Howe
Twang they. And I incline this ear to tin

John Kinsella
The Big Picture: Via Blake on Dante's "Inferno," Canto 2 (God Image: "The Mission of Virgil")

Quraysh Ali Lansana
1972 ford ltd

Philip Levine
The Second Going

Adrian Matejka
The Explorer

Thomas McCarthy
The Beginning of Color

Honor Moore
Q & A

Sharon Olds
Whenever I Saw You I Handed You a Bouquet, and

Gregory Pardlo
The Wedding Planners

Pascale Petit
Square de la Place Dupleix

Kiki Petrosino
Nursery

Tom Pickard
sea
nectarine
skint valentine

Vidyan Ravinthiran
The Lonely Dream

Donald Revell
Their Smiles Intact: A Canon's Afterlife

Natalie Rose Richardson
Cure and Curry

Alberto Rios
Even-Keeled and At-Eased

Kathleen Rooney
Le Tombeau des Lutteurs

Natalie Scenters-Zapico
One Body
He Has an Oral Fixation

Tracy K. Smith
Semi-Splendid

Danez Smith
The 17-Year-Old & the Gay Bar

Patricia Smith
Black, Poured Directly into the Wound

Brian Kim Stefans
The Future Is One of Place
Ecological Poem

Wendy Xu
Inventory for Spring

Jake Adam York
In Little Rock

Al Young
Key to the Dollar Store

Poets of Interest in this issue:

Rita Dove
From the Sidelines

 

Nick Flynn
Sky Burial

 

Joy Harjo
An American Sunrise

 

Yona Harvey
Necessarily

 

Jane Hirshfield
Amor Fat; Harness; Wood. Salt. Tin.

 

Fanny Howe
Twang they. And I incline this ear to tin

 

Philip Levine
The Second Going

 

Adrian Matejka
The Explorer

 

Sharon Olds
Whenever I Saw You I Handed You a Bouquet, and

 

Gregory Pardlo
The Wedding Planners

 

Kiki Petrosino
Nursery

 

Donald Revell
Their Smiles Intact: A Canon's Afterlife

 

Natalie Scenters-Zapico
One Body; He Has an Oral Fixation

 

Tracy K. Smith
Semi-Splendid

 

Danez Smith
The 17-Year-Old & the Gay Bar

 

Patricia Smith
Black, Poured Directly into the Wound

 

Brian Kim Stefans
The Future Is One of Place; Ecological Poem

 

Wendy Xu
Inventory for Spring