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h-ngm-n:

Kiki Petrosino reads from “Dear Corporation,” by Adam Fell, in Louisville, KY

Kiki Petrosino is the author of Hymn for the Black Terrific (Sarabande, 2013) and Fort Red Border (Sarabande, 2009). She co-edits Transom (http://www.transomjournal.com) an independent on-line poetry journal. Currently, Petrosino is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Louisville.

More info on Dear Corporation, can be found at: www.h-ngm-n.com/dear-corp

Today’s new poem is "Because it looked hotter that way" by Camille Dungy.
"we let our hair down. It wasn’t so much that weworried about what people thought or about keeping it realbut that we knew this was our moment…”
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Today’s new poem is "Because it looked hotter that way" by Camille Dungy.

"we let our hair down. It wasn’t so much that we
worried about what people thought or about keeping it real
but that we knew this was our moment…”

Read the full poem and subscribe to Poem-A-Day

Today’s new poem is “I Know A Few Things” by Stuart Dischell. "Where the young cosmeticiansIn their very clean outfits On break check their phones”
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Today’s new poem is “I Know A Few Things” by Stuart Dischell. 

"Where the young cosmeticians
In their very clean outfits 
On break check their phones”

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Rachel Eliza Griffiths on the poetic inspirations behind her collection, Mule & Pear. Have a good weekend.

Today’s new poem: “Token Loss” by Kay Ryan. 
"To the dragonany loss istotal. His restis disruptedif a singlejewel encrustedgoblet hasbeen stolen.”

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Today’s new poem: “Token Loss” by Kay Ryan.
 

"To the dragon
any loss is
total. His rest
is disrupted
if a single
jewel encrusted
goblet has
been stolen.”


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Excerpt from today’s new poem: “Another Country” by Ryan Teitman. 
"The days unfoldlike maps. Fresh dirtin the garden, blackas cake, grows warm.”
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Excerpt from today’s new poem: “Another Country” by Ryan Teitman.
 

"The days unfold
like maps. Fresh dirt
in the garden, black
as cake, grows warm.”


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Today’s poem: “Paper Swallow” by Stanley Moss.
"Francisco Goya y Lucientes,I dedicate this paper swallow to you and fly itfrom the balcony of San Antonio de la Floridapast the empty chapels of the Four Doctors of the Church.”

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Today’s poem: “Paper Swallow” by Stanley Moss.

"Francisco Goya y Lucientes,
I dedicate this paper swallow to you and fly it
from the balcony of San Antonio de la Florida
past the empty chapels of the Four Doctors of the Church.”


Read the full poem and subscribe to Poem-A-Day and get new, unpublished poems delivered to your inbox five days a week!

Submissions are now open for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize: $25,000 for the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in 2013. And, the James Laughlin Award: $5,000 and distribution to Academy members to recognize and support a poet’s second book. Submissions for both awards are accepted from January 1 to May 15. 
For guidelines and entry forms, visit poets.org/awards.
James Laughlin Award: http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/109Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize:  http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/108

Submissions are now open for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize: $25,000 for the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in 2013. And, the James Laughlin Award: $5,000 and distribution to Academy members to recognize and support a poet’s second book.

Submissions for both awards are accepted from January 1 to May 15

For guidelines and entry forms, visit poets.org/awards.

James Laughlin Award: http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/109
Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize:  http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/108

Today’s poem: “Measurement Fable” by Rusty Morrison.

"Eggs, transparent and sometimes red-veined as insect wings, might be hidden in bark crevices / or a scatter of tawny leaves." 


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Today’s poem: “Measurement Fable” by Rusty Morrison.

"Eggs, transparent and sometimes red-veined as insect wings, might be hidden in bark crevices / or a scatter of tawny leaves." 

Read the full poem and subscribe to Poem-A-Day to get a new, unpublished poem delivered to your inbox five days a week.

theparisreview:

“I write with experiences in mind, but I don’t write about them, I write out of them.” —John Ashbery

theparisreview:

“I write with experiences in mind, but I don’t write about them, I write out of them.” —John Ashbery