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A bag of thank-you notes fell
on me and that was enough
art for one day.
From Mark Bibbins’ “Worst Things First.” Read more here, or subscribe to our Poem-A-Day series.
Describe what color is not.
It’s missing a thingness.
From Moníca de la Torre’s “No mode of excitement is absolutely colorless.” Read more here, or subscribe to our Poem-A-Day series.
Don’t miss the 92Y Poetry Center’s "Love the Words" exhibit, featuring never-before seen letters and photographs.

Don’t miss the 92Y Poetry Center’s "Love the Words" exhibit, featuring never-before seen letters and photographs.

(via indigestmag)

the orange ball arcs perfectly into the orange hoop
making a sound like a drawer closing
you will never get to hold that
From Matthew Zapruder’s “My Childhood.” Read more here, or subscribe to our Poem-A-Day series.
To foretell an ordinary mission, with fewer words. With fewer, more ordinary, words. Words of one syllable, for example.

Excerpt from Ann Lauterbach’s “The Translator’s Dilemma.” More here, and be sure to subscribe to our Poem-A-Day series.

penamerican:

Today! Join us at 4pm EST / 1pm PST for our Google Hangout on the Air with Sherman Alexie. Click here to tune in.

penamerican:

Today! Join us at 4pm EST / 1pm PST for our Google Hangout on the Air with Sherman Alexie. Click here to tune in.

Postcard from Sophie Cabot Black.

Postcard from Sophie Cabot Black.

poetrysociety:

Brooklyn Book Festival in Time Out.

poetrysociety:

Brooklyn Book Festival in Time Out.

I like to get drunk and I like to write. I search for ways in and can’t find them, But that doesn’t mean they’re not there.

Excerpt from John Koethe’s “E.H.” Read more or subscribe to our Poem-A-Day series.