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Today’s new poem is “Post-Dissertation-Intervention (i.)” by Ronaldo Wilson. "Elizabeth Alexander in The Black Interior writes about beauty, and how black artists resist monstrousness by their own self-definitions.I’m interested in this repair, too, but find comfort in the ugly.”

Today’s new poem is “Post-Dissertation-Intervention (i.)” by Ronaldo Wilson

"Elizabeth Alexander in The Black Interior writes about beauty, and how black artists 
resist monstrousness by their own self-definitions.

I’m interested in this repair, too, but find comfort in the ugly.”

ATTN: New York State poets who write essays/essayists who love poetry. Submit an essay of 600 words or less about your favorite poem—tell us why it moves you, inspires you, stays lodged in your brain for years on end, etc. Enter for a chance to have your essay made into a short documentary film starring you!DETAILS HERE.

ATTN: New York State poets who write essays/essayists who love poetry. 

Submit an essay of 600 words or less about your favorite poem—tell us why it moves you, inspires you, stays lodged in your brain for years on end, etc. Enter for a chance to have your essay made into a short documentary film starring you!

DETAILS HERE.

Today’s new poem is “For Tranströmer” by Norman Dubie."a woman who might be a man writes with a can of blue paint”

Today’s new poem is “For Tranströmer” by Norman Dubie.

"a woman 
who might be a man 
writes with a can of blue paint”

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…”
Read the full poem and subscribe to Poem-A-Day. 

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”
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 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.”


Read more and subscribe!