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Someday you,
what is left of you,
will be flensed of this marriage.

From Jane Hirshfield’s “My Skeleton,” published on Monday’s Poem-A-Day.

Catch Hirshfield at Poets Forum: 

Oct 24 - Chancellors Reading
Oct 26 - Contemporary Practices of Ecopoetics (panel). 

Tickets and information available here: http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj

#POFO13

Infographic breakdown of our panels and discussions for all you visual learners out there.

Infographic breakdown of our panels and discussions for all you visual learners out there.

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"A word after a word after a word is power." —Margaret Atwood

groveatlanticinc:

"A word after a word after a word is power." —Margaret Atwood

Do you love to read and write long poems? If so, check out our Poets Forum panel, Reading and Writing Long Poems with Academy Chancellors Toi Derricotte, Ron Padgett, and Anne Waldman. Details: http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj #POFO13

Do you love to read and write long poems? If so, check out our Poets Forum panel, Reading and Writing Long Poems with Academy Chancellors Toi Derricotte, Ron Padgett, and Anne Waldman. Details: http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj 

#POFO13

Have questions about submitting work to literary magazines and presses? Then don’t miss our Publishing 101 for Poets panel at this year’s Poets Forum, presented by Kevin Larimer, editor in chief at Poets & Writers Magazine. Info and tickets here: http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj
#POFO13

Have questions about submitting work to literary magazines and presses? Then don’t miss our Publishing 101 for Poets panel at this year’s Poets Forum, presented by Kevin Larimer, editor in chief at Poets & Writers Magazine. Info and tickets here: http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj

#POFO13

Surfers have the odd habit of saying ‘I drowned’ when they mean ‘I almost drowned.’ Drowning, after all, feels like almost drowning until it feels like nothing.
From Alice Gregory’s “Mavericks,” which n+1 just posted online. (Essay was published in #17, which we’ve got and also recommend.) Read it. Love it. (via mcnallyjackson)
Thanks to Brenda Shaughnessy for mentioning the Natalie Diaz poem we published on #PoemADay http://nyti.ms/17csgkb

Thanks to Brenda Shaughnessy for mentioning the Natalie Diaz poem we published on #PoemADay http://nyti.ms/17csgkb

Robert Hass on writers and the gift economy from our inaugural Poets Forum. This year’s panels include topics ranging from The Poetic Impulse, to Ecopoetics, to The Art of Teaching Poetry. More details here: http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj

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Claudia Rankine will co-host a panel at this year’s Poets Forum with Marilyn Hacker and Marilyn Nelson on Form: Inspiration and Experimentation. Here’s her talking about great poems in 2009. Tickets for this year’s event available at //bit.ly/1bdRqTj #PoFo13