Results for "chin" in Poetry Society of America:

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The Pale of Vermont

...acres and took a couple of teaching jobs in the public schools. I ...

Jenny Sadre-Orafai on "Queen of Cups"

...in a hotel in the trees, watching elephants....

Elisa Gabbert on "Jack always feels like someone is watching."

Christine Shan Shan Hou on "Masculinity and the Imperative to Prove It"

...a child, my grandparents owned a Chinese restaurant called Oriental Court ...

Elsbeth Pancrazi on "We were watching the Clouds That Look Like Horses Channel"

Jane Wong on "Twenty-Four"

...in a small village near Taishan, China). My mother was arranged to marry ...

Two Seas: A Short Interview with Chinese Poet and Theater Scenographer Yi Lu

...Rilke . . . not to mention the various Chinese ancient and contemporary classics.    ...

Chloe Garcia Roberts on Li Shangyin

...work of the late-Tang era Chinese poet Li Shangyin, and during this ...

Barbara Claire Freeman on "Every Day But Tuesday"

...The title comes from teaching a poetry workshop at UC Berkeley ...

Jynne Dilling Martin on "Out of Whose Womb Came the Ice?"

...woman who'd spent several years teaching Yup'ik children in Alaska. Joolee ...

Sally Wen Mao on "The White-haired Girl"

...The poem is named after a Chinese opera and film based on real-...

A Renewal

...vibrating on and on. We sit, watching. When I next speak Love buries ...

Hedgehog

...slap him around. Translated from the Chinese by Kenneth Rexroth   * * * "Hedgehog&...from 100 More Poems from the Chinese. Copyright © 1970 by Kenneth Rexroth. Reprinted ...

If There is a Scheme

...turns on a switch, the wheels screeching against the rails, and the lights ...

Lost Sister (excerpt)

...In China, even the peasants named their first ...

Sonogram

...the road to Spiddal, a woman hitching a ride; a gladiator in his ...

To a Poor Old Woman

...munching a plum on the street a ...

Tree Swallow

...sitting up there above the curtains watching-- as long as I am there--...

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

...Resonance of Emerald A Rush of Cochineal – And every Blossom on the Bush ...Resonance of Emerald A Rush of Cochineal – And every Blossom on the Bush ...Hummingbird was engrossed, her long tongue reaching for the well of nectar in ...

In The News

...in Motion® program's success in reaching a wide, receptive audience (2007) New ...

Upon Shaving Off One's Beard

...the remnant fuzz, small-jawed, weak-chinned, big-eyed, I stare At the ...

Ed Skoog

...that blur blue-green among the reaching kelp. A cormorant surfaces beside the ...

Mary Jane Nealon

...down. In each darkened room, huge machinery, and radioactive danger signs. Just minutes ...cornea, his arms, like hers, once reaching out,      now ...

Minne Bruce Pratt

...nbsp;  somewhere higher, those sky-reaching towers across the river looking down &...

Brian Henry

...instead of where I found myself watching my wife and son without seeing ...

Chapbook Publishers

...Katalanche PressKenning EditionsKitchen PressLame House PressLetter Machine EditionsLitmus Press New Michigan Press Noemi ...

Julia Friedlander

...harmony, this is the moment of scratching records for effect and leaving Stradivarius ...with tresses in woven wheat-gold, launching ships with faces of today's ...and sleep endlessly under a more scorching sun....

Katherine Browning

...however classical its content, natu more machina than dea (alas    &...myself, the Ghost of Christmas Past, watching my (former) self with the bitter ...Homer) I am blind before it, catching blindly to the beast of my ...

Laura Ruffino

...roofing nails: bent into a triangle, teaching his grandson the meaning of shape. * ...crusades * I was beside the bed watching her body: scared of the time ...shaving the fine hairs of your chin; and at the time that you ...to eat sugar with. —Splayed like urchin loud to hold; how boots sucked ...store open?"—have you been touching things for me? * In my parish, ...

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...nbsp;The Demon and the Angel: Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration&...

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...Dennis O'Driscoll, and Sara Berkeley Tolchin. For a full list of events ...

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...Unterberg Poetry Center and a Graduate Teaching Fellowship from Columbia University. His poems ...

Brian Henry

...bother he calls a body and inching toward the end of what everyone ...

G. C. Waldrep

...not tended. There is an eagle branching like a tree    &...

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...and from around the globe: Chile, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Sweden. Together ...

Wayne Miller

...Here's the muzzleflash: one leaf catching the light. Here's a scream: ...

Four Quartets Prize

...Prize Judges:  Linda Gregerson, Ishion Hutchinson,  and Jana Prikryl The Four ...Poetry Society of America and is launching in the 75th anniversary year ...

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...nbsp;Empty Chairs, poetry by the Chinese writer Liu Xia. Born and raised ...several cities in the Midwest and China. Admission is free. McNally Jackson Books ...

Galway Kinnell

...grease refuse to slide in the machinery of progress, and men feel as ...

Kate Colby

...Post Road pitted with sown salt, hitching posts adrift in dirty snow and ...

Marie Ponsot

...just letting go, and her small touching skill is: holding nothing. Holding on, ...

Maxine Kumin

...of what you're giving them. Reaching for the knob of his cane ...

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...Zucker. Chapbook judges will be: Marilyn Chin, Jane Hirshfield, A. Van Jordan, ...

Gary Young

...in circles, too frightened to cry, searching for it until dark. I knew ...

Matthew Zapruder

...ever leaves me saying, the most touching thing about him is he's ...

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...nbsp; Chapbook judges will be: Marilyn Chin, Jane Hirshfield, A. Van Jordan, and ...

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...Source (2002); and Sweet Machine (1998).  Tracy K. Smith'...

Ralph J. Mills

...music— its long finger of light reaching beneath the arch of each stone ...

1999 Frost Medalist Barbara Guest

...testing the limits of form and stretching the bounds of beauty, for expanding ...

2001 Frost Medalist Sonia Sanchez

...She was introduced by the novelists Chinua Achebe and Toni Morrison.   Download ...

2003 Frost Medalist Lawrence Ferlinghetti

...and birdsong is not made by machines. Poetry is boat-tailed birds singing ...transmitting epiphanies. It is a dragonfly catching fire. It is the sea-light ...

2006 Frost Medalist Maxine Kumin

...of what you're giving them. Reaching for the knob of his cane ...

2012 Frost Medalist Marilyn Nelson

...the Desert Mothers as I was researching my 1994 book, Magnificat. I suppose ...Kazim Ali, Sherwin Bitsui, Hayan Charara, Chin-In Chen, Santee Frazier, Rachel Eliza ...

2016 Frost Medalist Grace Schulman

...some big ways. Frost never enjoyed teaching, and in fact had great contempt ...will bear only so much of teaching," he told writers at Breadloaf. ...service, my major job has been teaching at Baruch College for nearly half ...

A.E. Watkins on “Allerton in Winter IV”

...Egyptian sphinxes. Passed the avenue of Chinese musicians and the sunken garden, surrounded ...

A. James Arnold and Clayton Eshleman on the original 1939 translation of Notebook of a Return to the Native Land by Aimé Césaire

...end of first light, the morne crouching before bulimia on the outlook for ...

Abdul Ali on "Holy"

...amp; African drummers & children double-dutching over liberated firehydrants Let there be ...

A CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL POETRY: Adam Zagajewski and Clare Cavanagh, with Edward Hirsch

...Mexico), Alda Merini (Italy), Li Po (China), among others, as well as emerging ...

A CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL POETRY: NEW GENERATION AFRICAN POETS AMY LUKAU, TSITSI JAJI, LADAN OSMAN, VIOLA ALLO, AND WARSAN SHIRE

...Mexico), Alda Merini (Italy), Li Po (China), among many others. In this third ...

A CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL POETRY: Tomasz Różycki and Matthew Rohrer, with Mira Rosenthal

...Mexico), Alda Merini (Italy), Li Po (China), among others, as well as emerging ...

A Conversation: Marie Ponsot & L. B. Thompson

...was nerve-wracking. Fortunately I discovered teaching. You can't make a royal ...the ten years before I started teaching. I started tea...Yes. LBT: How did your years teaching freshman writing courses at Queens College ...that class, especially since I was teaching by choice people who were the ...was nerve-wracking. Fortunately I discovered teaching. You can't make a royal ...the ten years before I started teaching. I started tea...Yes. LBT: How did your years teaching freshman writing courses at Queens College ...that class, especially since I was teaching by choice people who were the ...

A Conversation: Shirley Kaufman & Eve Grubin

...a new show of elephant skull etchings by Henry Moore. Life and art ...at his abstract black and white etchings, which he had given titles such ...from the skull and Moore's etchings to the war and the Israeli ...at Henry Moore's Elephant Skull Etchings in Jerusalem During the War," ...about living in Israel, I was searching for roots. Trying to meet claims ...

A Conversation with Avery R. Young BlackPoetsSpeakOut: Chicago curator

...attached to the Gwendolyn Brooks center. Teaching at the MFA program at Chicago ...

A Conversation with Jonterri Gadson, BlackPoetsSpeakOut: Bloomfield curator & BlackPoetsSpeakOut Co-Organizer

...ideas apart with harsh truths and unflinching language. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Adam Robinson on Publishing Genius

...lots of staples and whatever copy machine I could get access to. After ...

Adrian Matejka

...gypsy's biography—loose-leaf, crayon etchings and the sun shining on my ...

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

...research-based, I do find myself latching on to words that burble and ...I get to spend reading and researching. How can you come across words ...not even aware of how my researching/writing crosses over into everyday conversations ...

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Albino Carrillo

...University of Arizona Press, 2004). Before teaching at the University of Dayton, Carrillo ...

Al Filreis on William Carlos Williams

...faces," and it watches fans watching the game and calls the precision ...

Ali Power on A Poem for Record Keepers

...increase. Examine both sides of this machine. The rising ever-rising jerk. The ...

Allison Seay, selected by Joshua Poteat

...shapes.     Like a composer attaching one end of a bone to ...

Amanda Nadelberg, selected by Chris Martin

...The unpublished book was made by stitching my own writing to another's, ...

Amy Gerstler

...its distinctive mixture of slang and preachiness, the elevated and the silly, the ...

Ana Božičević

...of those footholds forevah and evah, watching as the currents of definition slowly ...

Anaïs Duplan on "The Room Is Not Cold & It Is Not Dark"

...a loss and a perpetual subsequent searching for oneself, haunts the speaker in ...

Andrea Baker

...nbsp;      machine gun sky      valley ...

Angela Veronica Wong on “Elsa, Stick Your Finger In The Pie”

...fabrics,
 dress lines and dress coats. Chinoiseriedecorated walls and furniture, the true gentleman ...

Ange Mlinko's "Bliss Street"

...the American University. My husband was teaching law, and I was tending to ...

An Interview with Farnoosh Fathi of YALDA

...devotion, going hand in hand. In teaching I find a spirit of dedication ...so excited by the possibilities of teaching and also writing with these students. ...been moving towards this style of teaching and this program, the idea of ...develop, how do you think the teaching needs to be changed, what do ...

An Interview with Farrah Field and Jared White of Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop

...happy to discover is how far-reaching poet's lives are within the ...

An Interview with Guy Pettit of Flying Object

...of the fact that places like Machine Project in Los Angeles, Ugly Duckling ...Saskatchewan on a trailer:  the machine we use to print record jackets, ...

An Interview with Jamie Falkowski and Ethan Weinstock of The Newstand

...on the subway. We're also launching a mixtape series over the next ...

An Interview with Joni Wallace

...love) is a many-faceted metaphoric machine that is endlessly active—forever drag ...workings of a nation's war machine appearing and sounding through an ever-...

An interview with Rachel Zucker on her Commonplace Podcast

...voice on a reel-to-reel machine. I later listened to these same ...

An Interview with Tim Johnson of the Marfa Book Company

...fact that Donald Judd established the Chinati Foundation here give it all an ...the draw for Marfa is the Chinati Foundation, but the bigger draw for ...a few others.) And both the Chinati Foundation and Ballroom Marfa, a non-...

An Interview with Todd Colby

...to the way one would feel watching Andy Kaufman do one of ...

Anne Shaw on "Shatter and Thrust as a Series of Silver Gelatin Prints"

...snow-field, if a bird flew watching for snares, if the bird were ...

Announcing the 2013 Frost Medalist, Robert Bly

...Ear of a Donkey (2011); Reaching Out to the World: New and ...

Announcing the 2016 Shelley Memorial Award, Sonia Sanchez

...Nicaragua, the People's Republic of China, Norway, and Canada. She was the ...

Announcing the 2017 William Carlos Williams Award Winner, Monica Youn's Blackacre

...this dark, unknown acre—with an unflinching, unapologetic verve all her own. Youn ...

Anthony Hecht

...at the university where I was teaching put on a production of Macbeth, ...

Anthony Madrid, selected by Timothy Donnelly

...what would happen if we started teaching people to write what they actually ...

Anthony McCann on "Mouth Guitar"

...You cannot predict these sudden implosionsbut touching another, you decide to begin. So ...nbsp;     in the Machines of the Light I am here ...its hands I see I am approaching the splendid host, right therewhere she ...asleep on their bodies and sheetsor reaching up to the window (where sex ...the leaves. All this awaits us—touching and mouths,      word ...

An Unexpected Package: On Szilárd Borbély

...victim, counting the steps of the approaching guards, and somehow proffering the strangely ...

A Painter Among Poets: Trevor Winkfield

...of Patrick Hughes, who was also teaching there by then, which goes to ...Paul Hammond's flat, broke the machine, so only thirty-nine copies were ...

A Renewal

...vibrating on and on. We sit, watching. When I next speak Love buries ...

Arif Gamal, selected by Idra Novey

...with all the war and war machine that is raging in the region. ...

Ashley Capps, selected by Oni Buchanan

...all of them kneeling down and pitching in with their plastic, dime-store ...

Barbara Claire Freeman on "Every Day But Tuesday"

...Tuesday" The title comes from teaching a poetry workshop at UC Berkeley ...

Barbara Jane Reyes

...and bursting with music, whose work unflinchingly interrogates and un-others the Other....

Ben Fama on "Conscripts of Modernity"

...pumpkin." having once represented something approaching a liberation, both have now become ...peak use on weekdays at 6pm. watching television online and wondering if my ...

Ben Marcus on C. D. Wright

...in his best body: alert, alive, searching, raw to the way sentences make ...

Black Anecdote

...on the roster of things a machine will split yet be shrouded by. ...This machine is the history of coal to ...s hammer fell to beat a machine and hollow out a stone sleeve ...

Blackberries

...birthing scream uncoiled across the grass, catching in our throats, in our blackberry ...at the edge of the room, clenching our buckets in our fists Through ...

Bob Holman

...Literaturhaussenof Germany. With a Wellsian Time Machine zapper (what are The Cantosbut Poem ...as Time Machine?) I envisioned the building on East ...

Brad Richard

...and moved on from my old teaching job to a new one, and, ...

Brenda Cárdenas

...over Cesar Chavez's papers while teaching Tomás Rivera's …Y no ...This means weighing the costs of reaching as wide a readership as possible ...long run, useful, consciousness raising or enriching. A strategic poetry, let's say. ...

Brenda Shaughnessy

...to express carnally behind the copy machine and there are no hard feelings ...

Brian Blanchfield on "The City State"

...arms, for the apartment. Remember answering machines? The gods,be they pleased, of ...

Brian Teare

...can still remember the shock of watching so many horsehairs on the cellist'...

Brian Teare

...for women" such as Anne Hutchinson, who dared to both claim and ...writes Howe, "and go on searching for some trace of love's ...to keep reading and discover Wheatley preaching the finer points of Trinitarian theology! ...

Brian Teare on Albion Books

...2008. Since 2004 I had been teaching at the New College of California; ...

Brian Turner

...their lips pulled back by a cinching of the reins at the bit, ...when I worked as an assistant machinist in Fresno, I read Phil Levine'...

Brooklyn as a Bottomless Cup

...do a much better job of approaching the borough independently or ignoring it ...co-publish this book, a new wrenching event occurred in our nation's ...the beach where supposed whales are breaching the rough ocean, confronted by an ...

Bruce Covey on Coconut Poetry

...Wave; Octopus; Ahsahta; Ugly Duckling; Letter Machine; Trembling Pillow; 421 Atlanta; Coffee House; ...

Brynne Rebele-Henry

...belly and now we're making etchings of its spit against our mouths ...

CAConrad

...know in order to caress the chin in imagining what is American poetry, ...

Cara Benson

...varied gigs as a poet is teaching a weekly poetry class in a ...the project in 2005 as the teaching practicum for my master's degree ...State doesn't pay for the teaching of it, either. [3] Against Expression ...

Carey McHugh

...of holes. The day is wasted watching horses  drag their shadows the ...of holes. The day is wasted watching horses drag their shadows the length ...

Carolina Ebeid on "Punctum / Sawing a Woman in Half"

...perhaps, after all, it's a machine for metaphor-making. Yes, a gospel ...

Carolyn Kizer

...much to further my education by teaching me to love reading and writing ...

Cathy Linh Che

...body a single eye— a director watching an actress commanding her to scintillate. ...

Cathy Linh Che on "Pomegranate"

...body a single eye— a director watching an actress commanding her to scintillate. ...

Cathy Park Hong on "A Little Tête-à-tête"

...not stir shit up! I'm watching you! You must excuse caddies for ...a city based on many of China's industrial boomtowns.  This entrepreneur ...nbsp; for instance, while I was searching for golf tournament venues, I discovered ...

Cecily Parks

...Introduction, Terry Eagleton imagines a speaker approaching him at a bus stop to ...

Cecily Parks on "The Hospital at the End of the Forest"

...know our bodies were here now touching sometimes in the evenings the roosters ...

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Chloe Garcia Roberts on Li Shangyin

...work of the late-Tang era Chinese poet Li Shangyin, and during this ...transparent and gives the reader an unflinching look at the anguish behind his ...

Chloe Honum on "Ballerina, Released"

...a moment's thought,  / Our stitching and unstitchin

Christian Hawkey's "@ 0.068 quans..."

...rectangle, space, thumb & middle forefinger pinching the side of wrist, earth, & ...NASA website, the Author had been researching various lexicons relating to Extravehicular Mobility ...

Christine Shan Shan Hou on "Masculinity and the Imperative to Prove It"

...a child, my grandparents owned a Chinese restaurant called Oriental Court inside of ...

Claire Donato on "The Second Body"

...the malfunction of a body, a machine. "She's not the first ...masked jump-rope dancers dressed in matching uniforms from Zebra Katz's video ...

Claudia Keelan On “Continuous Acts”

...practicing Catholic, I still retain the teaching, good and bad.  Writing "...

Clayton Eshleman

...prehistorical otherness; for Ezra Pound: ancient China; for H.D.: classical Greece; for ...Zukofsky's Catullus; Kenneth Rexroth's Chinese and Japanese anthologies; Paul Blackburn's ...

Clint Smith on "what is left"

...what we are meant to be searching for. ***  Poem originally appeared ...

Colette Inez

...things and am an enthusiast of Chinese poetry in translation, especially of T'...his love of urban scapes, of machines and technology also seems to me ...

Craig Santos Perez on "from sounding lines [chamorro standard time: UTC +10:00]"

...poems in this collection are a searching for and exploring the notion of ...

Cynthia Lowen on "Hibakusha"

...atomic bomb. And so I began researching first-hand accounts of the hibakusha ...

D. A. Powell

...quot; is a beautiful and heart-wrenching ode to the modern cowboy, and ...

D. A. Powell on Thom Gunn

...sleep for this?" But always searching, prowling, with "a sense of ...

Dana Goodyear's "Quail"

...fleeing like one who secretly wants catching. Hides to die. But doesn't ...took me hunting in south Texas. Watching the startled coveys take flight—wobbly ...

Dana Levin on "Fortune Cookie"

...is the earth? I asked my machine, and it said: Five great extinctions, ...

Dan Beachy-Quick's "&co."

...There is no flower. I keep Touching my head and find it missing. * ...

Daniel Borzutzky on “Lake Michigan Merges Into The Bay of Valparaiso, Chile”

...they say: pretend you are a machine and that you do not have ...they say: you are a human machine and you must explode there is ...in your eyebrows, fear in your chin, disgust in your forehead, disaster and ...

Danielle Pafunda

...nbsp; I'm writing this and watching the poet's film, the filmmaker'...our Amerispeaks gobbling things into the machine in omnivorous fashion.  And there'...

Danniel Schoonebeek on "Nectarines"

...nbsp;      watching from the shore the crumbs in ...wetting the bed and hiding it, catching crayfish in the Delaware River, the ...he walks into the bathroom. And watching the door swing open and shut ...glimpse inside the attic. It was scratching along, three drafts in eight days ...

David Gewanter on Thom Gunn

...Francisco, and realized that he was teaching at Berkeley, I wrote him. His ...

David Lau

...I grew up in a Chicano-Chinese and Anglo household in Long Beach, ...

David Rivard

...to escape an inevitable contradiction by patching it up is a coward."&...us isn't the dissolving or patching-up of our contradiction but the ...

Debora Kuan's "Pastoral"

...canon, I know very little about Chinese poetry and literature, classical or otherwise, ...

Denise Duhamel

...inspiring), then the Last Judgment is approaching insidiously in these terrifying toys! The ...

Derrick Austin on “Blaxploitation”

...off just fine. Sleepless, we debate watching a black comedy or a foreign ...

Dilruba Ahmed, selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil  

...are transported into a world heart-wrenchingly infused with gorgeous metaphor and grace. ...the drugstore—nothing finished, no one watching.  The stakes seem lower there.&...

DJ Dolack on "NYC Postcards (In Dollhouse Leather Jackets)"

...the incompetent bodies of the disabled—wrenching out of their chairs, abandoned by ...

Dorothea Tanning

...Red juice Is running down her chin and onto her shirt. The wonder ...

Douglas Crase on the poems of Donald Britton

...blue, or 298U in the Pantome matching system (he informed me of that, ...

Douglas Kearney

...to know a bit more abut catching my own. Sometimes those free fish ...

Dream Delivery Service: An Interview with Mathias Svalina

...ability to turn from simple to searching in the span of a seemingly ...

Drew Scott Swenhaugen on Gramma

...we editors love the task of searching for new work constantly. It makes ...youth growing up as a whistler, teaching children to whistle, and the loss ...

Drive Through

...A fetching show of watercolors and oils by ...

Eamon Grennan

...always is, "with all its aching joys," as Wordsworth says, "...

Eavan Boland

...it. And went back to school clutching the handsome burgundy hardback with its ...

Eavan Boland on William Wordsworth

...against the sublime, against the over-reaching meaning. If I could nominate a ...

Edwin Torres

...notion of technology or progress, the machinery of humanity, the glassy transparency that ...

EIGHT NEW-GENERATION AFRICAN POETS

...poem or a story is an etching of memories, dignity in the fragile ...

EIGHT NEW-GENERATION AFRICAN POETS

...of James Brown's Screamby Kayombo Chingonyi . . . and, at last, you have come ...the gleam she demands of her machine. She doesn't care what I ...

elena minor

...stench is a real killing.  Machines would do better but they're ...

Elisa Gabbert on "Jack always feels like someone is watching."

...Jack always feels like someone is watching. So we turn it into a ...Jack always feels like someone is watching. " Several years ago my ...of an emergency room. I remember scratching it out in the little green ...a presence that she can sense watching. The third person. ...

Elizabeth Robinson

...in the country in which Anne Hutchinson, Roger Williams, and Dorothy Day lived ...for example, I came to appreciate Chinese poetry, Old English poetry, and classical ...

Elizabeth Spires on Josephine Jacobsen

...holding forth from his dank ditch/ searching for woes as for Easter eggs/ ...each book (The Shade-Seller, The Chinese Insomniacs, The Sisters, In the Crevice ...

Elizabeth Zuba on Marcel Broodthaers

...slide series that appears here, Ombres chinoises (Shadow Theater), is a much later ...nbsp; —Marcel Broodthaers, 1968   Ombres chinoises (1973-74) translates to Shadow Theater; ...caricatured. Unsurprisingly, the slide series Ombres chinoises was included in various of Broodthaers'...Richard Kraft who ingeniously selected Ombres chinoises for inclusion in this selection of ...s works. The communication between Ombres chinoises and Broodthaers's first two books ...

Elsbeth Pancrazi on "We were watching the Clouds That Look Like Horses Channel"

...We were watching the Clouds That Look Like Horses ...only thing that could relax you, searching the white and blue for tiny ...to spark On "We were watching the Clouds That Look Like ...when I wrote "We were watching the Clouds That Look Like Horses ...my naïve narrator­—who besides watching the Clouds That Look Like Horses ...

Emily Kendal Frey

...up as silhouette, briefly dividing the machines—train and river. The train rushes ...

Erika Meitner on “Porto, Portare, Portavi, Portatus”

...nbsp;      press. Every machine propelling us forward.  Wrecked amen ...toilet seat, asks about the condom machine bolted to the wall, and I ...infertility.  That story of him touching the bier. Then the bearers stood ...

Erin Belieu

...to be learned for a kid watching the grown ups' struggle to understand ...feeling that the majority aren't watching you very closely. So I don'...

Erin Redfern and Metta Sáma

...painted edge of this platform: the machine is suspended in moonlight--rods and ...

Err to Narrow

...Not even allowed off the block, watching the boys walk down in scream ...

Fady Joudah

...for example, to the same old machine of power, of thought. "I ...

Falconer, Melendez, León, Murillo: A Latino Quartet

...write a line like "climbing, clinching, clocking" (which appears, by-the-...wanted to publish.  I was approaching my fortieth year and, it seemed, ...

Farid Matuk, selected by Geoffrey G. O'Brien

...of it simultaneously in Spanish and Chinese towards the Mission District and chings and fatal border-crossings and hate ...

Farnoosh Fathi on "News"

...overwhelming feast is just a tiny teaching broom.   On "News" ...

Favorite Lines

...to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night" Howl @mymacabrekind: She ...

Fernando Pessoa & His Heteronyms

...than seventy personae in his self-searching circus. They were not so much ...re dangling there above without even touching ground. There's always that paradox ...

Fiona Sze-Lorrain on "Towering"

...accidents elsewhere, only forms, lines— thoughts stretching to dialogue on charts or water. ...

Forget Rita

...the same slow tackle of seasons touching, the morning pressed into the back ...

Four poems by Kajal Ahmad, translated from the Kurdish

...her as she sews, in trouble, watching. Without bothering to look up, her ...as a yoke on their shoulders. Teaching students to read a text for ...themselves is, small as it is, teaching students to see the world for ...that day, I stopped myself from scratching. What an interesting hypothesis, I said. ...

Frances Justine Post on “Self-Portrait in the Body of a Whale”

...body of a whale, a fresh beaching.            ...but it's also just a machine that pumps blood and keeps us ...

Frank Bidart

...a famous essay called "The Chinese Character as Written Character: a Medium ...or European tradition, but from the Chinese written character. Eisenstein was doing the ...it to the nature of the Chinese language. I think all of us ...

Fred Moten

...for and running from. I'm touching your ear. Is it ok to ...touch your ear? I'm touching it. I'm climbing up you. ...

Further Resources

...for poetry through the discussion, promotion, teaching, performance, and publication of poetry by ...

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

...of the car in my pajamas watching beautiful women get kissed up on ...past the adult drive-in and watching the women up on the screen. ...

Garrett Caples on Philip Lamantia

...speedballs—the impatience, petulance, unhesitant declaration, machinegunning at mirrors nakedly—that make his ...nbsp; That poets (in McClure's touching phrase) "looked to" Philip ...

Gary Jackson, selected by Jennifer Chang

...years, so I find myself re-watching, re-reading, re-listening to many ...The act of constructing a "machine made of words" is simultaneously ...

Gary Miranda on Translating Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies

...exists, that quick gain of an approaching loss. Not to experience wonder or ...

Gary Young

...in circles, too frightened to cry, searching for it until dark. I knew ...

Geoffrey Hilsabeck on "Riddle 6"

...book it says love what's approaching preserve your independence your childish insistence ...I had just left a job teaching English at a boarding school. For ...to my daughter. Love what's approaching, it tells her. But preserve your ...

Gilda

...nbsp;      machine gun sky      valley ...

Gillian Hamel on OmniVerse

...is an important aspect of that outreaching effort, an active community for literary ...offers a space that is always reaching toward both discovery and totality -- hence ...

Ginsbergs: Father & Son

...his father, a more formal poet teaching at Rutgers University. Find the newspaper ...

giovanni singleton, selected by Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

...quot; Day 28, subtitled with I Ching hexagram 37: Chia Jen, is a ...

Hadara Bar-Nadav on "Blur"

...a supermarket bomb, young soldiers with machine guns strapped to their backs eat ...

Haines Eason

...From everything made by man— Both approaching and leaving known Worlds. Purple, blue, ...

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib on "Ode To Kanye West In Two Parts, Ending In A Chain Of Mothers Rising From The River"

...in a schoolyard have less far-reaching implications, yes. But I was interested ...

Hannah Brooks-Motl on "Of Friendship"

...CNC (computer numerically controlled) router. The machine followed those instructions to create the ...Instead of routing through wood, the machine traced the lines in graphite onto ...as farce but as patience, longing, watching, joy. I read, traced, and routed ...in me, across the centuries, his machine making lines I was following—"...

Hannah Gamble on "Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast"

...Pizza called me while I was watching The Incredibles with my family and ...

Harmony Holiday

...ways of gazing at a blackman. Preaching to the choir as he chants ...exist but you spend your life searching for it/ between words you see ...

Hedgehog

...slap him around. Translated from the Chinese by Kenneth Rexroth   * * * "Hedgehog&...from 100 More Poems from the Chinese. Copyright © 1970 by Kenneth Rexroth. Reprinted ...

Hedgehog

...slap him around. Translated from the Chinese by Kenneth Rexroth   * * * "Hedgehog&...from 100 More Poems from the Chinese. Copyright © 1970 by Kenneth Rexroth. Reprinted ...

Hedgehog

...slap him around. Translated from the Chinese by Kenneth Rexroth   * * * "Hedgehog&...from 100 More Poems from the Chinese. Copyright © 1970 by Kenneth Rexroth. Reprinted ...

He Knew Everyone: Man Ray Portraits

...Ball was in full swing The Chinese lanterns slowly caught fire in chestnut ...

Her Eyes

...where, after all, the legs dip, touching it, not Entering. He kisses her, ...

Hope Maxwell Snyder

...arms lifted, mantilla on the ground, chin up. The day he left I ...

Hossannah Asuncion on "26 Monroe Street, Buzzer 6"

...woods when the woody soil is aching for your fertilizer, the way there'...

How It Feels

...nbsp; around its center like a Chinese acrobat. Convoluted, wound up, bent: my ...

Hoyt Rogers on Yves Bonnefoy and Translating "Just Before Dawn..."

...Just Before Dawn..."   Now approaching ninety, Yves Bonnefoy is often acclaimed ...

Iain Haley Pollock

...fences, the Devil, oratory & idyll, hitching Southern roads, rice & peas, Lazarus, ...

Iain Haley Pollock on "Violets for Your Furs"

...like the gait of a man clutching a brown-sacked beer in his ...

If There is a Scheme

...turns on a switch, the wheels screeching against the rails, and the lights ...

Ilya Kaminsky

...or South Africa or Poland or China don't, since answer seems self-...

In remembrance of June 4, 1989, and the events of Tiananmen Square, poems by Liu Xia and Liu Xiaobo

...Liu Xia (b. 1961) is a Chinese poet and artist, born and raised ...context of the political situation in China and her personal experiences. She met ...in a labor camp in Northeast China, and the "bird" refers ...rain. Of the handful poets in China who read the poetry of this ...s poems were translated from the Chinese by Ming Di and Jennifer Stern ...of time, standing in the sunlight watching a feather drift down in the ...I Sit Here I sit here watching the sky go from light to ...in Dalian, in the north of China. They were included in his first ...window ledge the peeling walls are watching him the blood-filled mosquitoes are ...watching him he even draws the moon ...

Instruction

...leads a thread. Other hands are teaching My needle: when I sew I ...

Interview with Jill Bialosky

...or high school?  Are we teaching poetry wrong? JB: I'm not ...of poems—fifty-one of them, reaching back to Shakespeare and forward to ...books geared toward prosody, others toward teaching poetry, but I haven't seen ...

Interview with Peter Conners

...I came to BOA, I was teaching poetry workshops in schools, I taught ...was consumed with translating it; with teaching it. It was his life. That ...T. Hansen Award for Excellence in Teaching and a State University of New ...

Ira Sadoff

...we fumbled around In the pitch searching for each other. In the silences ...

Irish Arts Center's 3rd annual PoetryFest

...Longley, Dennis O'Driscoll, Sara Berkeley Tolchin Sunday November 6 1pm FILM SCREENING: ...

I Stop Writing the Poem

...girl standing next to her mother watching to see how it's done. * * * &...

J.D. McClatchy

...been a ghost in the American machine. But the single English text with ...

J. Michael Martinez, selected by Carmen Giménez Smith

...trunk, splinters piercing her cheek & chin. The lemon tree, sudden as sunrise, ...

Jacqueline Osherow

...day rather than at some relentless machine in a sweat sop. "Do ...

James Shea, selected by Sarah Gridley

...most accounts, shadow puppetry originated in China during the Han Dynasty. After the ...

Janaka Stucky on "Recreating a Miraculous Object"

...the earth And the saint children marching Like blood I hear your memories ...

Jane Gregory, selected by Amanda Nadelberg

...am a student of, I am searching out, a poetics."   ...

Jane Wong on "Twenty-Four"

...in a small village near Taishan, China). My mother was arranged to marry ...she worked at my father's Chinese American take-out in a Jersey ...

Janice N. Harrington on "Newly Discovered Portrait of America's First Black President by Horace H. Pippin (1888-1946)"

...that critique the world wars, the lynching of African Americans, and the war'...

Janice N. Harrington on Robert Hayden

...memories of the Klan and the lynching tree seem disconcertingly out of place. ...

Jason Koo

...between the two artists is so touching, as is the sense of what ...getting jaded and cynical? I'm itching to replace this album with Kanye'...quot;No comment," his dad touchingly saying he's always preferred dead ...with this refrain in your head, teaching you what Peter Katis calls a &...

Jay Deshpande on “To Body What’s Around Me”

...down. Stillside the hill, and the touching never stops. On "To ...

Jeff Clark

...All it was was the lady reaching over the counter-for nothing!-you ...

Jen Benka

...work at the shelter, I was bleaching my bangs different shades of blond ...

Jennifer Kronovet

...use of English mainly consisted of watching episodes of Lost and Battlestar Gallactica ...

Jennifer Kronovet on "The Future of Writing in English"

...see—there, Yiddish letters exist alongside Chinese characters—a rare alignment that mirrors ...don't: he could look at Chinese characters and keep them inside his ...meant. He kept the patterns of Chinese working until they clicked into German. ...quot; "Tell me something in Chinese," the Iowan from Africa asked ...also a lie. Bliss, inspired by Chinese, created a language he thought you ...

Jennifer L. Knox

...enjoying this. In my brief session researching Satyajit Ray, I stumbled across Rabindranath ...

Jennifer Michael Hecht on "The Spider"

...my kitchen door. While I was watching the spider this poem started in ...

Jennifer Militello on "Body Thesaurus"

...farther south. Mouth: night's lilacs branching insolubly. Hair hissing, stems. Mouth: the ...man's back as he slept, watching the rise and fall as the ...The white of isolation, our interiors blanching out at us and unrecognizable still. ...

Jenny Browne

...broken pelvis before she noticed it crunching inside her like dry leaves. I ...

Jenny Sadre-Orafai on "Queen of Cups"

...when her father died. She was watching elephants from her hotel within the ...in a hotel in the trees, watching elephants. That image unsettled me. I ...

Jenny Sadre-Orafai on “We Can Be Anything We Couldn’t Be”

...thinking about the abandoned piano while teaching The Odyssey. I made a cheese ...

Jericho Brown

...mind love—don't sit around searching out and reading poems and essays ...

Jericho Brown

...might be something as simple as punching the computer if the voice is ...

Jerome, Arizona

...moon so beautiful it must be Chinese.   * * * "Jerome, Arizona" from ...

Jhumpa Lahiri on Edward Hirsch

...in the mountains, either taking or teaching or, in my case, helping to ...being sentimental, to witness life without flinching, and above all, to isolate and ...

Jibade-Khalil Huffman

...really good pizza, I visited the Chinati Foundation. Founded by (minimalist-great) Donald ...Judd, Chinati is an art space on the ...

Jill Bialosky's "The Figure"

...as it were, a figure both bewitching and seductive.  This figure in ...

Joan Houlihan

...of high and low diction, of branching and fractured syntax and enjambments, of ...

Joanna Klink's "Aerial"

...from Penguin books..  She is teaching at Harvard University. * * * Poem reprinted with ...

John Beer

...idea is to keep people from catching on fire. "It smells so ...

Joni Wallace on "I touch the grass I find a Hank song"

...In the damn flyway a preacher machine.  Says what makes you sleep, ...Hank song" after some bird-watching escapades last summer. My kids were ...end of this poem was a reaching out toward that understanding—the poem ...

Josh Bell, selected by Mark Bibbins

...kneels in the sand behind them, clutching a gnarled bikini top (presumably not ...faces turning strange to see me crouching on the beach behind them, throwback ...muscle of that antique fish still twitching in my wrist, dictating the vague, ...

Joshua Clover

...Full, As The Rhyme Goes On, Chinese Arithmetic, Eric B Is President, [cut ...

Joshua Clover & Juliana Spahr

...stood in the crowd or went marching down streets holding cardboard signs with ...they did this standing or this marching in the supportive presence of other ...

Joshua Edwards, selected by Srikanth Reddy

...a marvelous sequence of translations from Chinese poetry in this multifaceted collection as ...Morning Joshua Edwards In a vending machine I see my reflection alongside the ...was mostly written in Mexico and China, and I'm not sure if ...

Joshua Marie Wilkinson

...reading them aloud on friends' answering machines. It got me into A Love ...

Joshua Marie Wilkinson on Meadow Slasher

...lesion. A slice, say, on the chin. One of those bruisecuts that boxers ...like a knife. * * * Raccoons out, invisible, crunching past. White heat of late traffic. ...

Joshua Poteat

...all plowed under with the city watching. Before that, something else, trespass and ...

Joshua Poteat

...eat burgers on the patio in matching khaki shorts, and I moved to ...

Joyelle McSweeney on "The Contagious Knives"

...your chest. You play the rich Chinese lover; I'll play the ingé...you take it from me, Indian, Chinaman, Brad-lee. No man is an ...armies, youth conscripts from fracking towns, churching towns; our rape army, raping ...

Joy Katz on “Excuse Me, Where is Varick Street?”

...poems. They all seem to be catching up to this one, which I ...

Judith Baumel

...with purpose, out on the streets, watching the world's business emerge from ...

Julia Alvarez

...surf, coco water dripping down our chins and swimsuits—as if to teach ...

Julia Anna Morrison and Catherine Pond on Two Peach

...years publishing and trying to find teaching jobs. Once we found jobs and ...

Julia Cohen on "Call Me a Grown-Up but My Five Eyes Blink at Once"

...nbsp;      trenching memory like dirt like how the ...

Julie Carr

...that moment of "reading/listening/watching" as an initiation of sorts, ...day (and lived experience includes reading, watching, imagining – as well as doing or ...intensely aware of what we were marching against; that is, I was aware ...

Julie Carr on an excerpt from "Rag"

...was never one to fix a machine. Elsewhere the nest of the wasp ...

Justin Goldberg

...all.      These scratchings all night, These inquiries because you ...

Jynne Dilling Martin on "Out of Whose Womb Came the Ice?"

...woman who'd spent several years teaching Yup'ik children in Alaska. Joolee ...find both humor and beauty in searching, in not knowing, in flourishing and ...

K. E. Allen

...into the air—into daylight— wings punching glass—   * * *  Poem originally&...

Kamilah Aisha Moon, selected by Brenda Shaughnessy

...knowing each other, the way someone watching a shattered woman grieving on a ...her book feels simultaneously like gut-wrenching news and a beautifully warm, enveloping ...to be silent.  —Brenda Shaughnessy Watching a Woman on the M101 Express ...

Karen Weiser, selected by Prageeta Sharma

...wild toward the strain of gold machines we have set in motion around ...we feel their relation to this aching gap. To fill it up is ...

Kathleen Rooney on René Magritte's Selected Writings

...without vertigo, in the boundless fields searching for mysterious proofs. She uses up ...

Kathleen Winter

...nbsp;        screen searching for a ceiling, not a sky. ...

Katie Degentesh

...a South African web site by searching for strings of phrases from questions ...

Katie Peterson on "Spring"

...possible, outlined, and sturdy, and then watching the elements simply and quickly taking ...

Kazim Ali

...with concentric circles, lines on my chin, with a large backbone for my ...

Kazim Ali

...and unfinished and inclination to the sketchiness of both plot and character were ...

Ken Chen

...the Modernist project of parodying Classical Chinese verse, and maybe our central contemporary ...AS AMERICAN . I was once on Chinese TV in college for being an ...English. The other two guests spoke Chinese fluently. A man called up and ...guests. Ken, if you saw a Chinese man and an American drowning, who ...man and that man would be Chinese American." I looked at him, ...better or worse. I approach classical Chinese poetry, which I appropriate, like an ...I remind them of the last Chinese restaurant they took their family to ...did you know that Chinese food was delicious?   You can ...or American: not just the usual Chinese or Indian writers, but writers from ...with Walt Whitman and invented Classical Chinese poetry—famously defined poetry as news ...the musical bureau of the antique Chinese government that'd send Confucian poets ...coffee, a man and a woman ditching work together at the Frick (what ...

Kenji C. Liu on “So that you are always sir, dear sir”

...their great succulence of reason You, machine lyric and State, every state, maker ...don't believe, for example, that machine guns exist. They're there, sure. ...

Kenneth Goldsmith

...been saved, with a kind of touching sentimentality, since 1978. A lot noisier ...

Kenneth Koch

...in sorrow, and Adam, his body aching, tilled the land. Once I taught ...Still I don't think this teaching was a waste of time, and ...

Khaty Xiong on "Pork Rinds, Watered Rice"

...broken chilies hotly licking her fingers, stomaching the only meal for the day: ...

Kiki Petrosino on "This Woman's Face is Your Future"

...stand convicted in our own minds, approaching our faces with tweezers, mascara, and ...

Kim Addonizio on "Penis Blues"

...hand in lined notebooks, even after switching to the computer for prose (it ...

Kimberly Grey on "Wound! Out from Behind Two Crouching Masses of the World the Word Leapt"

...Wound! Out from Behind Two Crouching Masses of the World the Word ...quot;Wound! Out from Behind Two Crouching Masses of the World the Word ...quot;Wound! Out from Behind Two Crouching Masses of the World the Word ...

Kyle Dargan on "Fool's Therapy"

...What was it then Peace was teaching me? My mind too busy mulling ...

Lara Glenum

...shake our teeth. We invite the approaching blobs of horny metal to slide ...

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

...talking about?  Long ago, when watching the documentary Take This Hammer (1964), ...

Latino/a Poetry Now: 2 poets, 3 countries

...extended family. Our family of origin teaching us how certain modes of language ...been playing with the idea of approaching my work with a more punk ...so perfect and create these factory, machine-made-like poems, where there's ...

Latino/a Poetry Now: 3 poets discuss their art

...or a camera or a time machine or an eyepatch... my process of ...trying to bend this present into touching that present. Trying to see them ...The Lorca Variations  (I am teaching a class on the translation and ...

Latino/a Poetry Now: roundtable 3 featuring 3: Candelaria, Duarte, González

...and I make no excuses for reaching toward my favorite vocabulary—bone, finger, ...my Words, with its unapologetic and unflinching impeachment of U.S. foreign policy ...and I make no excuses for reaching toward my favorite vocabulary—bone, finger, ...

Laura Sims on "Staying Alive"

...Cormac McCarthy's The Road and watching the 2004 remake of Battlestar Galactica. ...

Lauren Shapiro on "The Conversation"

...and cheese. Who cares. You're watching me, she seems to say. Being ...

Lauren Shufran, selected by Rebecca Wolff

...knows I did. Anyone who is teaching a course in Queer Lit or ...our difference. It's pretty tricky Marching when your feet are fused to ...what pitches longing onto Cocks and itching pitchers. I throw these limbs into &...that only poetry seems capable of touching all sides of. I mean I ...

Laurie David on the poems of Peggy Freydberg

...poems were on their way to reaching a wider audience. She also knew ...a message on my telephone answering machine will do it, a good library ...

Lawrence Giffin on "We Laid It Down. We Got Tired."

...is ultimately mine. Rube Goldberg suicide machine. Even now I can't leave ...

Learning to Speak

...Falzone is an award-winning poet, teaching artist, editor and Master's level ...

Leora Fridman on "Grown to Covet"

...I am the most myself when watching a stranger hit my hand I ...

Li-Young Lee

...and toward that place all human aching starts. And if, one day, you ...

Lia Purpura on "Belief"

...mysteries and doubts without any irritable reaching after fact or reason." A ...

Library of Congress National Book Festival featuring the Poetry & Prose Pavillion

...and illustrators. Including Kevin Young, Marilyn Chin, Claudia Rankine, and Ishmael Reed. &...

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, selected by Aracelis Girmay

...the desert beside the Colorado River, watching Jupiter and the moon rise together ...

Lisa Steinman on "Rainy Afternoons of the Soul"

...while I marry the socks into matching pairs. I speak in indexicals—no ...was (I think) trying to learn Chinese and who would practice Chinese characters with his index finger on ...

Lise Goett

...seeming to float above it, never touching what decomposes, her slipper striking its ...

LITERARY LEGACY: TWO WRITERS IN CONVERSATION ON CRAFT & PROCESS Mark Doty and Tracy K. Smith

...Arts (2005); Source (2002); and Sweet Machine (1998).  Tracy K. Smith's ...

LIU XIAOBO'S JUNE FOURTH ELEGIES: A READING AND DISCUSSION with Jeffrey Yang and Larry Siems

...be published in both English and Chinese for the first time in the ...an 11-year jail sentence in China for his political writings. Poet, editor ...state of free expression in contemporary China. Free and open to the public ...Co-sponsored by The Museum of Chinese in America  RSVP to programs@...mocanyc.org The Museum of Chinese in America215 Centre Street New York, ...

Liya Person-Rechtman

...baby, is afraid The baby is reaching for the elephant with hands – slender, ...

Lizzie Hutton's "Northern Baroque"

...a bit more chatty, more explicitly searching, more willing to draw conclusions, if ...

Locating the Sacred

...Last Thursday, at the Museum of Chinese in America, we co-sponsored a ...and Kim Gek Lin Short's China Cowboy, respectively. While Veronica meditated on ...sponsors, A4 and the Museum of Chinese in America, for an inspiring and ...

Lorine Niedecker and the Obstinacy of the Particular

...s. (Pound's ideas on the Chinese ideogram famously attempted to closely knit ...

Lost Sister (excerpt)

...In China, even the peasants named their first ...

Lost Sister (excerpt)

...In China, even the peasants named their first ...

Louise Labé: A conversation with translator Richard Sieburth and editor Jeffrey Yang

...trick and flee Love. That by switching genders, she can escape (or more ...

Lucas Klein on Xi Chuan and translating "Written at Thirty"

...climbed up a hill a bird searching for someone greeting thunder and lightning ...Sichuan, the province), one of contemporary China's most celebrated poets, was born ...on Ezra Pound's translations of Chinese poetry. He teaches pre-modern Chinese translation, and before that, introductory English. ...an abstracted landscape that is clearly China yet, at the same time, not. ...1989 was a hard year for China's young intellectuals; it was an ...which also entailed a change in Chinese people's relationship with Maoist rhetoric. ...

Luis J. Rodriguez

...time of rebalancing, of reconciling, of reaching an alignment between nature, technology, and ...

Luke Bloomfield on "White Sky"

...quot;  I got obsessed with China. I used to live in Beijing, ...I arrived I didn't speak Chinese, didn't understand it, and the ...to everything. Why was every atm machine on my block out of cash ...LACK of clarity that defines modern China from an uninitiated Westerner's perspective. ...moment. Cash gets you food in China not credit cards. With help I ...there was a number on the machine to call. I was directed to ...of which I smuggled back to China after a brief visit to the ...true—I didn't belong in China. This is not to say anyone ...quot; are very straight-forward "China" themes: pollution, weird architecture ("...

Lynn Xu, selected by Cathy Park Hong

...her music (excepting the swaths of Chinese characters in "Night Falls.") &...

Lytton Smith

...is reprinted from While You Were Approaching the Spectacle But Before You ...

Maggie Nelson on Eileen Myles

...criticism, manifestos, public performances, mentoring, journalism, teaching, and more, with more experiment, hilarity, ...

Magnanimous, Magnificent: A Marie Ponsot Tribute, with remarks by Sapphire

...runs for the desirous reason, the touching sense. The infant says "I&...

Malachi Black, selected by Ilya Kaminksy

...And like the sea, one more machine without a memory, I don't ...

Malachi Black on "A Memo to the Self-Possessed"

...nbsp;      an exhalation aching from the fate of Gemini   &...nbsp;    we are furious machines.  Caesar, I have seen   &...

Marcella Durand

...Césaire are another enormous influence. Chinese classical poets. Russian futurists. Japanese forms. ...

Marcus Wicker on "Self Dialogue Watching Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip"

...Self Dialogue Watching Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset ...is intact. On "Self Dialogue Watching Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset ...ve ever seen. "Self-Dialogue Watching Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset ...first ideas about poetry. I remember switching off the Pryor DVD one night ...

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Mark Smith-Soto

...going to eat roast pork in Chinchón and we were going to ...

Mark Strand on Donald Justice

...University of Iowa where he was teaching in the Writers' Workshop and where ...

Martha Serpas

...Galliano, I was in New Haven, teaching at Yale Divinity School for a ...destruction of land and lives by encroaching water. The chapel directors at the ...

Mary Jo Bang on “Compulsion in Theory and Practice: Principles and Controversies”

...Practice: Principles and Controversies" after watching the 2011 film A Dangerous Method [...includes every urge we ever have. Watching the Hollywood film sent me back ...

Mary von Schrader Jarrell on Randall Jarrell

...Mostly 18th century. Beautiful furniture and china. We loved it. Belongs to the ...is like going to the bottom. Touching and clutchin

Matthea Harvey

...phrase. These lines are like simple machines, creating a magnetic enjambment which holds ...My second book, Sad Little Breathing Machine, (forthcoming from Graywolf in 2004) involves ...more complex machinations, examining the various systems we live ...a Kaleidoscope." * * * Sad Little Breathing Machine       &...there somewhere. * * * "Sad Little Breathing Machine" by Matthea Harvey from Sad ...Little Breathing Machine (Graywolf, 2004). Copyright Matthea Harvey. Reprinted ...

Matthea Harvey & Justin Bennett's Wave Metronomes & Stone Pianos

...was trying to imagine Antonio sketching his patents, and the ones that ...

Matthew Dickman

...the unknown I like most. Of reaching back into memory or forward into ...And it is that movement, that marching band, I am moved by, learn ...

Maya Pindyck

...In writing poems, I find myself searching for new discoveries about the human ...

MC Hyland on DoubleCross Press

...sewn on a friend's sewing machine; Brandon Shimoda's The Grave ...there's a lot of sitcom-watching and gluing/sewing that happens in ...

Meghan O'Rourke

...hymn sung alongside the concatenation of machines. Though I turn frequently to John ...

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge on "Hello, the Roses"

...emotion, where in a dialogue like touching is it so vibratory and so ...complexity. There's a feeling of touching and being touched, the shadings of ...

Melissa Broder's "De Forest Station"

...come but here they are with matching forests. Now there are two. A ...

Micah Bateman

...a bug that inches up the twitching face of morning.   MOTHER: My ...

Michael Dickman

...of your knees your mouth your chin how you smell how you smell ...

Michael Robins on "Pseudonymously Yours"

...s death arrives on the answering machine, we walk dazed, hung-over, happen ...

Michael Schiavo on The Equalizer

...work on my translations of ancient Chinese poems. What other literary sites, journals, ...

Mike Lala on "Lydia"

...robe, black background, looking down. [No sketching.] In the light across the street, ...and white sail. [No photography. No sketching. It holds up the crowd.] The ...

Mike Young on Magic Helicopter Press

...designs to people who work with machines I never want to touch or ...

Miranda Field

...explores her properties, the walls, the chinks between. Her Three Women speak through ...

Misty Harper

...you felt as if they were catching cobwebs." Such transformation through a ...

Molly Peacock's "The Cup"

...mistake, rolling a whole stack of china toward me, barefoot in my nightgown ...

Monica Youn

...nbsp; chamber, the gloved hand ex machina, the chemical-infused fog   as ...

Morgan Parker on "Apology with Pearls On"

...PJs and listening to Digable Planets' Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and ...

Movie Marquee Poems: An Interview with Saint Flashlight

...a timing issue) then talked about approaching the business again but never did. ...

Moving on Up

...Chapbook Fellowship Winner, 2004 Illustrating the Machine that Makes the World: From J....

Naomi Washer on Ghost Proposal

...poetry and essays accomplished this border-stretching and illustration of thought process in ...the online national undergraduate anthology plain china: they're fulfilling a great thing ...

Natalie Diaz, selected by Adrian Matejka

...be family, skin politics, hoops, code switching, or government commodities. The source material ...Rather, the experience becomes a new machine for myth, one that is simultaneous ...If you do, they'll be marching you off to / 
Zion or Oklahoma, ...

Natalie Diaz on "Hand-Me-Down Halloween"

...mother lifted the boy's split chin for my mother to see my ...son has a scar on his chin, she will win. Natalie wins and ...

Natalie Eilbert on “Imprecation”

...squeeze from it. The memory of watching a feather fall from a bald ...

Natalie Shapero on "Flags and Axes"

...the top, and we all stood clutching it like schoolchildren together holding a ...

Nick Twemlow

...seventeen take a few bongers while watching The Wire on DVD. Eighteen  &...

Night Beach

...Midday's scorching sand is cool Under our feet, ...

Niina Pollari on "Do You Feel Tenderness"

...you feel tenderness" She was touching me No, I said, not mostly ...

Noah Eli Gordon on “The Next Year: did you drop this word”

...nbsp;       build a machine            ...in-the-big-      machine reminder down         ...all      over the marching people Is there ever a point ...made poorer still by want of reaching its conceit. And once there, once ...

Oliver Bendorf, selected by Natalie Diaz

...not spared transformation, no matter how achingly the speaker wants to protect it. ...

On "Wild Nights"

...transmutation of his "only an aching heart / achieves a changeless work of ...

On animate life: its profligacy, organ meats, etc.

...with nocturnes on their long tongues. Stretching your arms wide, still you do ...

On Chapbooks: Greta Goetz's "Dendrochronology"

...childhood afrenzied typing on that electric machine, letters she knew so well they ...

On Christopher Marlowe's “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”

...too small for the body, the chin too small for the forehead, the ...

On Complexity: Bob Perelman

...offending complexly," i.e., of reaching the present for a mixed public, ...1895) is nothing if not complex, preaching resistance under cover of piety. An ...say, Dat I'm still a-preachin' ancient, I ain't talkin' 'bout ...

On Emma Lazarus's "The New Colossus"

...lineage that I construct for myself, reaching back through poems to Marilyn Hacker ...

On Ernst Meister

...and valiant attempt to put a chink (ein Spalt) in our not-knowing, ...

On Form: Kevin Young

...called "successful failures"—those overreaching, underplanned, ill-conceived messy delights that ...

On Form: Rachel Wetzsteon

...him. The poem's sapphic stanzas, marching passionately along, helped me convey this ...

On Gerard Manley Hopkins' “Spelt From Sibyl’s Leaves”

...of the future, but from his reaching back in time to one of ...

On Politics: Karen Volkman

...a kind of poetic anti-matter machine, canceling by accretion: enter "the ...cries for collaboration, for a dynamic launching of the fluid, unstable form underlying ...

On Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

...this best: immediate, philosophical, open-hearted, reaching out a hand to us that ...

On Yu Xuanji's "To Wen Feiqing On a Winter’s Night"

...age for art and literature in China. She is still, in many ways, ...marginal roles delegated to women in Chinese culture for centuries. Of her work, ...of the sweeping visages of the Chinese landscape, felt cinematic and wild. Her ...

On “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats

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Paige Ackerson-Kiely's "My Love is a Dead Arctic Explorer"

...drank as if I were not watching him, imagining how someday I would ...drank as if I were not watching him, imagining how someday I would ...

Paisley Rekdal on "When It Is Over it Will Be Over"

...was inside or out of, not touching but           &...

Patricia Smith

...wee, suffered their flat lapping and machine-gun diddling their insistent c'mon ...my yelps and carousing spine, stares unflinching    as I bleed ...tight, her throat a rattling window. Searching scrubbed    places for ...a poem with a number of unflinching detail, containing much of the graphic ...

Patrick Rosal on "Ars Poetica: After a Dog"

...having spent three full spring days stitching them together with metal barbs,   &...

Paula Bohince

...she sewed our clothes with a hideousmachine, she opened her hands from the ...

Paul Hoover

...The clatter of the old linotype machine dropping hot type into the "...feel the same when I read Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, Kobo ...

Paul Killebrew

...breathing, and I looked at you, clutching the banister as feathers dropped sluggishly ...

Paul Killebrew

...the same slow tackle of seasons touching, the morning pressed into the back ...

Paul Legault's "In The Zone"

...in an owl-swarm. THE FLYING MACHINE: Put enough birds in it. Get ...first skull of the first human machine. A phoenix and a peacock and ...

Peter LaBerge on "Gust"

...and ends / with the receiver nearly touching / the floor. On "Gust" ...

Philip Schaefer on "[Yesterday I found myself awake]"

...the shower with my shirt on, searching for my breast bone like a ...

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Poem Forest A Self-Guided Walk Designed by Jon Cotner

...and from around the globe: Chile, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Sweden. ...

Poem Forest A self-guided walk designed by Jon Cotner

...and from around the globe: Chile, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Sweden.  ...

Poems Could Be Pop

...Best Folk/Singer-songwriter Album, Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope. Zapruder's most recent ...

Poet Novelist: An Interview with Ben Lerner

...as it passed, life's white machine. Even in the most dramatic scenes, ...

Poet Novelists: An Interview with Travis Nichols

...of poetry— Iowa (Letter Machine Editions), and See Me Improving&...I feel as if I'm watching some ridiculous pageant put on by ...

POETRY FOR EVERY SEASON KIKU: THE ART OF THE JAPANESE GARDEN with Chase Twichell

...and the Balcones Poetry Prize. After teaching for many years, most recently at ...

POETRY IN MOTION 25th ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION

...from MTA Arts & Design installations, catching readers' eyes on their daily journey. ...

Prageeta Sharma

...New York. Leaving New York and teaching in a creative writing MFA program, ...brown woman running a program and teaching in the academy in the deep ...where I am and what I teaching change according to what I feel ...

PSA 101st Awards Ceremony

...the course of his life and teaching career and of how meaningful it ...

Questions of Faith: Chana Bloch

...center. The principal text—in my teaching, my scholarly work, my translations from ...overall music of the work." Searching to find the proper register in ...a strenuous but efficient way of teaching yourself to write. I learned Yiddish ...

Questions of Faith: J.D. McClatchy

...an unbelieving Christian. I admire the teachings of Jesus, and try to follow ...

Questions of Faith: Martha Serpas

...of my life, it's me watching me live. But in that experience ...about the idea of confessional poetry switching to the poetry of witness. Do ...

Questions of Faith: Meena Alexander

...quot; she said, "of Thy Beseeching." As a teenager I pondered ...

r. erica doyle, selected by Simone White

...as realized, complete, mature and therefore bewitching—ten years ago. How absurd to ...is full your womb is an aching crater. The doctor says your hormones ...also, the lived conditions of intimate reaching, consideration of which often extends to ...physically reaching for (inside) the body of another. ...

Rachel Hadas

...work as American; perhaps as Spanish, Chinese, Greek, or whatever, poetry is nothing ...

Rachel Zucker

...to sleep. When no one is watching I carve out pieces of the ...but when I say so the machine colors the image a solid &...

Rachel Zucker on [taking away taking away everything]

...nbsp;   Do I have yourmachine heart in the rain against the ...graduate students at NYU. I was teaching a course I called "Terms ...needed to go back after that. Teaching in that state of profound grief ...

Raina J. León

...doctorate in education and is currently teaching Journalism/Yearbook  and Spanish at ...

Randall Horton on "When Winter is a Transitional State"

...been a difficult winter i reflect watching from third floor bay windows into ...

Randall Potts on "Fable"

...them. 3. I couldn't stop stitching. Seashell was empty, its silence lost ...Egg— Shadows articulating time, its Ceaseless touching, prodding on. There was no way ...

READING AND CONVERSATION with Elizabeth Alexander & Frank Bidart, moderated by Alice Quinn

...Like Dirt (2002), Star Dust (2005), Watching the Spring Festival (2008), and, most ...

Robert C.L. Crawford and Stu Watson on Prelude

...sharing our discoveries and frustrations, and reaching out to poets. Over time we ...

Robert Creeley on Denise Levertov

...my family; the increased rigors of teaching. But we no longer seemed to ...

Robert Fernandez, selected by Robyn Schiff

...Villon in a Nantucket-red jacket watching as the hills lean sweetly greener ...

Robert Fernandez and Blake Bronson-Bartlett on Another Mallarmé

...be cut—hymen—for the one reaching la: So would I wake to ...and faith—seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching, meaning, and feeling. We have believed ...

Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire

...editor Paul Muldoon, and poet Ishion Hutchinson.  Co-sponsored by The Center ...

Robin Richardson on the Minola Review

...dynamism to an already divers, and unflinching platform. There is also, of course, ...

Rob MacDonald on Sixth Finch

...print journals say that they're reaching about 10,000 people in a ...

Rob Schlegel on The Catenary Press

...Prize for Poetry, and January Machine won the 2104 Grub Street ...

Robyn Schiff

...overcomes the body of her youngest catching a fly off an ox's ...of the revolving chamber whose circular machinations synchronize with the rings a fly ...pistols map a rebus of progress marching since the first firearms to devise ...and locking in position like the machinations of fortune pacing through the in- ...

Rodney Koeneke on "I Should Feel Happy"

...or hill covered by other clouds, watching the cranes form into a vee ...anonymous, some written or signed in Chinese. It got me thinking about how ...In other poetic traditions—say, classical Chinese lyrics or Elizabethan sonnet crowns—clarity ...a dash of pastoral, some faux Chinese. That seemed right somehow for a ...

Rodrigo Toscano on "May Be!"

...I am now, complexly flawed, but searching, and still hungry for change. * * *  ...

Ron Padgett's "Method"

...Who! There actually was a great Chinese actor named Wang Whom who immigrated ...

Ron Silliman

...in an openly imperialist war in Indochina and staying, which meant resisting the ...

Rosa Alcalá

...señorita, let's go for Chinese. We always end up in a ...

Roundtable pt 1

...comparative literature, someone who ended up teaching Spanish without ever giving up laboring ...the poems I write, I keep searching for the magic within the everyday ...the poems I write, I keep searching for the magic within the every ...

Roundtable pt 2

...grad school and in my current teaching/writing networking days that I was ...magazine, Tempered Steel, and my regular teaching practices exposes students to the literary ...me. I think that's how teaching can obviously lead to outreach and ...grassroots promotion of writers and ideas. Teaching and writing does not offer a ...

Ruth Madievsky on "Propofol"

...to the outer-space hum of machines that eat the air out of ...

Sally Wen Mao on "The White-haired Girl"

...a bus south of my sorrow, approaching sand, approachinChinese opera and film based on real-...revolutionary narrative that was brewing in China at the time. However, revolutionary

Sam Hamill

...classics scholar who spent his lifetime enriching his poetry through the study of ...tradition includes enormous quantities of classical Chinese and Japanese poetry and philosophy (which ...for poetry since T'ang Dynasty China. But I also believe that the ...

Sandra Meek

...blade after blade of the dog watching over. Look: To make fire one ...the ngaka couldn't get past searching how best correct— No skin for ...

Sandra Stone

...was a passenger at the glass, watching rain, its filigree, stumble along the ...

Sara Wintz on Walking Across A Field We Are Focused On At This Time Now

...down an aisle one by one, clutching bags      as though ...

Scott Zieher on "What to Want"

...delirium. Work. True umber plains with unflinching green relief. No reservations. Early style ...was seeking some kind of employment; teaching jobs were impossible to come by ...

Sean Bishop on Better

...the body that wrote it. Reading / watching / listening to Better is ...

Seeing the Future: A Conversation with Alice Notley

...I used to use them for teaching. You get so much out of ...everything already that the university is teaching. It's a very hard job ...to do is to make new machines. That is the death of us. ...

Selections from the Murty Classical Library of India

...in an area vaster than Europe, stretching from today's Afghanistan in the ...

S E P T I M A

...holes "all the way to China" next-door? At the same ...

Seth Abramson

...poet need not be as emotionally wrenching as we make it here.  ...

Sharon Mesmer

...1 rather nicely . . . Felicitously, I'm teaching a class called "Essential American ...Beats, the Slam poets . . . all looked unflinchingly at what was before them, and ...form is standing outside the poem, watching the shaping as it takes place. ...

Snežana Žabić on "Span"

...poem is a small (or large) machine made out of words. (...) Prose may ...a ship. But poetry is a machine which drives it, pruned to a ...beginning of the industrial revolution, when machines were a bit slower and labor ...and I was scribbling while people watching by the entrance of a Midwestern ...Just before my shopping mall people watching and scribbling session, I was reading ...

Some Bunnies

...bagsunder ourknees andsit straightup sothere willbe notouchingand stareout thewindowand atthe stitcheson the backof ...

Sommer Browning on "Federal Holiday"

...whose heart is a library lace machine whose roots sailed the only boat ...I forgot how sad I was watching her leap across the stage unsure ...

Sonogram

...the road to Spiddal, a woman hitching a ride; a gladiator in his ...

Stanley Kunitz on Theodore Roethke

...of the completed flower, but the stretching and reachin

Stefania Heim, selected by Jennifer Kronovet

...in hats loafing, an elderly woman crouching to take a boy's hand, ...quot;God's ear."   Watching Fellini – this essay's stand-in ...

Stuart Greenhouse

...The next semester he was only teaching a poetry class, so even though ...

Student Poet Picks

...often, under the influence of standardized teaching, we try to "tie the ...through the streets of Seattle and watching all of the old neighborhoods getting ...

Suji Kwock Kim

...corridors of horror, scouring the floors, bleaching away the blood that is not ...

Susan Terris

...a swagged gown and feathered bonnet reaching for the child. The mother, breasts ...is spoiled by seven dei ex machina—her descendants—a denoument for ...

Suzanne Buffam's "Trying"

...Factor that is the problem. * While searching for advice on overcoming adversity, I ...could bring himself to orgasm without touching himself, purely by the power of ...

Suzanne Gardinier

...for the scale and comfort of machines, the gleaming supermarkets with people sleeping ...

Sydney Lea's "Abattoir Time"

...never begin with what, in my teaching days, students called "ideas." ...

SYMBIOSIS: AN EVENING OF ASIAN AND ASIAN AMERICAN POETRY with Monica Ferrell, Kimiko Hahn, Timothy Liu, and Angela Veronica Wong

...programs@mocanyc.org Museum of Chinese in America 215 Centre Street Co-...sponsored with the Museum of Chinese in America and Asian American Arts ...

SYRIA | Because We Come From Everything: The Poetics of Migration

...many years ago. Since leaving a teaching career in the '60s, Hirschman&...

Tarfia Faizullah on "Aubade Ending with the Death of a Mosquito"

...familiar to be foreign. I was researching the 1971 Liberation War in which ...

TC Tolbert, selected by Kerri Webster

...a wide multitude of registers, ambitious, searching: "I do not remember the ...to mirror embodiment itself with an unflinching intimacy that draws us gratefully in: &...I cannot touch him without not touching me. Because if you leave, and ...drawer is a photograph of them touching. It is not so much that ...You cannot touch her without not touching me. (And still) you are not ...you can see how I was aching for silence – to be smaller and ...

Teaching the Ape to Write Poems

...They didn't have much trouble teaching the ape to write poems: first ...you try writing something?" * * * "Teaching the Ape to Write Poems" ...

Ted Mathys

...Polo did not import pasta from China. Diamonds are not coal compressed. There ...

TEN NEW-GENERATION AFRICAN POETS

...the sketchbook, draw myself, angle my chin, shade in my arch. They hold ...photographs of the New Flower[1], watching out for someone who looks like ...face more than once. Eshu is watching her. [1] Addis Ababa, the ...

Tess Taylor

...himself was up the street and teaching at the University of California. This ...rain, next to a flower stand, watching the droplets bead inside some scarlet ...

Tess Taylor on "Field Report: April"

...nbsp;—Virgil, Georgics I   i Mulching garlic: muck is heavy. Everything is ...old art. Bow into broccoli. Push machines or their bodies. Plant starts or ...

The Challenge of the New Sun: An Afterword

...quot; and she condemns raza for attaching "tentacles / to my face and ...can share this burden by co-launching this roundtable.  And, too, the ...

The Editors of 7x7 on 7x7

...the social and performative elements of teaching; one of my favorite things about ...before I came onboard with 7x7. Watching these artful conversations unfold has completely ...

The Editors of Pinwheel on Pinwheel

...We started by soliciting alumni readers, branching out solicitations from there. We started ...

The Editors on Radar

...the first tasks we undertook after launching Radar was to pursue endowment of ...

The Editors on Tongue

...make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms ...the tributes to Jack Gilbert and Chinua Achebe we gathered on Marginalia, our ...colonialism, to remain and move with aching slowness toward the hope of its ...

The National Youth Poet Laureate

...tattoo at the angles of your chin with those stories, you go through ...

THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATIONS Edward Hirsch, with Charif Shanahan

...nbsp;The Demon and the Angel: Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration&...

THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATIONS John Ashbery, with Deborah Landau

...2007); Where Shall I Wander (2005); Chinese Whispers (2002); Your Name Here (2000); ...

THE NEW SALON: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS Matthea Harvey

...Times Notable Book), Sad Little Breathing Machine, and Pity the Bathtub Its Forced ...

THE NEW SALON: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS Yona Harvey and Afaa Weaver, with Safia Jama

...is GRIP. Afaa works in contemporary Chinese poetry as a translator and teaches ...

THE NEW SALON AT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS Frank Bidart and Jonathan Galassi with Alice Quinn

...Like Dirt (2002), Star Dust (2005), Watching the Spring Festival (2008), and most ...

THE NEW SALON AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS Lucie Brock-Broido with Charif Shanahan

...Letters, the Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, two National Endowment for the ...

THE NEW SALON AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS Rowan Ricardo Phillips, with Ishion Hutchinson

...in the Grotesque Labyrinth (2012). Ishion Hutchinson  is the author of the ...

The Others: An Interview with Matthew Rohrer

...my brain, maybe my Superego, was watching this and saying "Matt, it'...

The Pale of Vermont

...acres and took a couple of teaching jobs in the public schools. I ...the stars would dot my imagination, stitching together words I longed to write ...say. I suppose what I was searching for and not finding, perhaps lacking, ...from each other. It was like watching waves somersault into the shoreline from ...

The Poem

...still in a quiet row of machines. Who knows what it is thinking? * * * &...

The Poetry Society of America Chapbook Reading

...this year's poet-judges Marilyn Chin, Jane Hirshfield, and A. Van Jordan. ...

THE PSA READINGS AT BOOKCOURT: Amanda Nadelberg and Anselm Berrigan

...where she received Truman Capote and Teaching-Writing Fellowships. Amanda is a member ...

The PSA Readings at McNally Jackson: Joshua Bennett and Jennifer Kronovet

...nbsp;Empty Chairs, poetry by the Chinese writer Liu Xia. Born and raised ...several cities in the Midwest and China. Admission is free.  McNally Jackson ...

THE VOICE OF WOMEN IN AMERICAN POETRY with Toi Derricotte, Marilyn Chin, and Percival Everett

...at the University of Pittsburgh Marilyn Chin is the author of Rhapsody in ...Empty (1994); and Dwarf Bamboo (1987). Chin has won awards from the Radcliffe ...

Thomas Hummel on "And, not content with circumscription, spreads."

...inception. The futility, the wherelessness, the overarching visuospatial dysgnosia of the poem, in ...the book) that selves and their machinations (vision, acceptance, apology, belief) parallel the ...

Timothy Liu

...great relief. Blinders full on yet searching nonetheless one square mile I hope ...

To a Poor Old Woman

...munching a plum on the street a ...

To a Poor Old Woman

...munching a plum on the street a ...

Tommy Pico on an excerpt from "IRL"

...an excerpt) I'm scared of watching movies under a down comforter in ...

Tom Sleigh's "Army Cats"

...feral, slit-eyed stare...everywhere ears twitching, twitchin...the paws of a marble dog crouching on a grave and sharpens her ...

Tony Tost

...of Romance, ABC of Reading and Machine Art & Other Writings; Jack Spicer, ...

Tony Tost

...ill-intent, Bloom leans into me, touching his blade against my sternum, and ...

Translators Jeff Clark and Robert Bononno on Stéphane Mallarmé's A Roll of the Dice

...its presentation. The images are dark, unflinching; recognizable but also mysterious. Like a ...

Two Seas: A Short Interview with Chinese Poet and Theater Scenographer Yi Lu

...Rilke . . . not to mention the various Chinese ancient and contemporary classics.     &...I am also interested in contemporary Chinese poets such as Yu Jian who ...risk. Adapted and translated from the Chinese by Fiona Sze-Lorrain * * *  Yi ...and translates in English, French, and Chinese. Her third poetry collection, The Ruined ...well as several translations of contemporary Chinese, French, and American poets, she is ...

Vicky Karp

...and tentative on the telephone, heart-wrenching and fire-breathing in film. Wisdom ...poets here continue to love the machinery of poetry the way we love ...

Victoria Chang on "These Men Can Be Collected"

...nbsp;       no one watching her    On "These ...cope with the reality of being Chinese American in the Midwest/Michigan). Now ...quot;Chang" and she is Chinese American and it's that second ...

Vijay Seshadri on "The Descent of Man"

...sketch of a boulder below his aching sunrise, his moody, disappointed sunset.   ...from reading too much, and the overreaching resulting from all the built-up ...

W.S. Merwin

...feel that it required any soul-searching about whether or not they were ...

Watching

Wendy Xu on "Several Altitudes of Not Talking"

...quot; I became increasingly sensitive to watching people "reunite," or at ...

What We Push Against

...her brother cheek to carpet; mother watching hair pulled up in a towel&...nbsp;    belt buckle catching the lamplight. She keeps running. 5 ...

William Corbett

...primarily of American poets? Yes, but Chinese poetry in translation is part of ...

Wind Drunk Women

...and sleep when no one is watching. * * * "Wind Drunk Women" from ...

Wipe That Simile Off Your Aphasia

...far as I know as fax machine as one can imagine as cyclones ...

X. J. Kennedy

...s pace.      Lurching on tires scraped bare as marrowbones, ...

Year Zero

...Below, stone heads nodded to her, watching over Angkor Thom. Smoke clouds sealed ...

Ye Chun on Hai Zi's "Sonnet: Night Moon"

...Zi (1964-1989) translated from the Chinese by  Ye Chun 十四行:夜晚的月亮   推开树林 太阳把血 放入灯盞 我静静坐在 人的村庄 人居住的地方 一切都和本原一样 一切都存入 人的世世代代的脸 一切不幸 我放佛 一口祖先们 向后代挖掘的井 一切不幸都源于我幽深而神秘的水 ...

Your Bright Hand

...nbsp;     beautiful machines, beings who turn their faces with &...

Zach Savich

...such instincts/ears. Poetics: Last night watching football while we wrote unpublishable poems ...along the bridge, and the senseless branching of ambulance sirens: one going west ...

ZOE STRAUSS: 10 Years -- An Evening of Poetry with Wayne Koestenbaum, Cynthia Cruz, Alex Dimitrov, and Frank Sherlock

...of houses and signage, Strauss looks unflinchingly at the economic struggles and hardscrabble ...

Éireann Lorsung on "Single-page drawing"

...about the pleasure of seeing and touching. 'Single page drawing' is for me ...

Al Filreis on WCW's "At The Ball Game"

...faces," and it watches fans watching the game and calls the precision ...

Ange Mlinko's "Bliss Street"

...the American University. My husband was teaching law, and I was tending to ...

Drive Through

...A fetching show of watercolors and oils by ...

Fernando Pessoa & His Heteronyms

...than seventy personae in his self-searching circus. They were not so much ...

Hoyt Rogers on Yves Bonnefoy and Translating "Just Before Dawn..."

...Now approaching ninety, Yves Bonnefoy is often acclaimed ...

In remembrance of June 4, 1989, and the events of Tiananmen Square, poems by Liu Xia and Liu Xiaobo

...Liu Xia (b. 1961) is a Chinese poet and artist, born and raised ...context of the political situation in China and her personal experiences. She met ...

Kimberly Grey on "Wound! Out from Behind Two Crouching Masses of the World the Word Leapt"

Lucas Klein on Xi Chuan and translating "Written at Thirty"

...Sichuan, the province), one of contemporary China's most celebrated poets, was born ...

Luke Bloomfield on "White Sky"

...I got obsessed with China. I used to live in Beijing, ...I arrived I didn't speak Chinese, didn't understand it, and the ...

Marcus Wicker on "Self Dialogue Watching Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip"

Naomi Washer on Ghost Proposal

On Yu Xuanji's "To Wen Feiqing On a Winter’s Night"

...age for art and literature in China. She is still, in many ways, ...

Poems Could Be Pop

...Best Folk/Singer-songwriter Album, Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope. Zapruder's most recent ...

Pulitzer Centennial Poetry Celebration

...to until I was twenty-eight, teaching in the English Department at the ...to get in the way of catching up with Karl, who has been ...options. There's the one about watching my mother, a commercial artist, design ...

Rachel Zucker on [taking away taking away everything]

...graduate students at NYU. I was teaching a course I called "Terms ...

Scott Zieher on "What to Want"

...was seeking some kind of employment; teaching jobs were impossible to come by ...

Spring Benefit Directions

...to Cross County Pkwy East (OR Hutchinson River Pkwy South to Cross County ...Or  Merritt Pkwy South to Hutchinson River Pkwy South to Cross County ...and Queens Bronx-Whitestone Bridge to Hutchinson River Pkwy North to Bruckner Expwy ...

Sydney Lea's "Abattoir Time"

...nbsp;begin with what, in my teaching days, students called "ideas." ...

Thomas Hummel on "And, not content with circumscription, spreads."

...inception. The futility, the wherelessness, the overarching visuospatial dysgnosia of the poem, in ...