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What's so special about Henry Rago? Here are just some of the poets first published in POETRY when he was editor: Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes,...
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Now in the Free Download of the April 2017 Issue: Henry Rago

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"The ice would undertake
a journey toward dying. My iliacus, from which orchids bloom,
would learn to take an infant’s shape, some premature creature
weaned too soon."
Sumita Chakraborty tells POETRY editors Don and Lindsay about writing "Dear Beloved" in this week's Poetry Magazine Podcast #poetrypodcast
The ice would undertake a journey toward dying My iliacus from which

Poetry Magazine Weekly Podcast for April 24, 2017: Sumita Chakraborty on 'Dear, Beloved' - The Poetry Magazine Podcast

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I pictured her helping them each into bed — I knew it was
Later than she had hoped — then reading
Each section of the paper’s terrible news, finally alone.
—Jessica Greenbaum
I pictured her helping them each into bed — I knew it was

Route 684, Southbound Rest Stop by Jessica Greenbaum

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Allegra Cira Fischer
Congratulations to 2017 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest champion Samara Elan Huggins of Georgia!
Congratulations to 2017 Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest champion Samara Elan

Congratulations to 2017 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Samara Elán Huggins | NEA

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These poets in today's #nationalpoetrymonth #poemsampler explore a range of spiritual, literary, and political concerns from the 6th century to the present day. #npm17
These poets in todays nationalpoetrymonth poemsampler explore a range of spiritu

Poems of Muslim Faith and Islamic Culture

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Dave E. Stringer
Leslie Lewis
Looking forward to tonight's Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest finals! Congratulations to the 9 semi-finalists, and to all the state champions!
Looking forward to tonights Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest finals C

Webcast of the National Semifinals and Finals: April 25–26, 2017 | NEA

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Whether poetry is “relevant” has always struck me as a beginning-of-semester question—also a distinctly American one. There’s a cheerful presumptuousness to it. Poetry spans thousands of years and emerges naturally across times and cultures. What are the odds that such a vast creative output has nothing to teach us?
Whether poetry is relevant has always struck me as a beginningofsemester questionalso

Notes from Auden Land by Austin Allen

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But brothers are not
the same. They hear the same stories
and make different toys of them
—Maria Hummel
But brothers are not the same They hear the same stories and

Toy Room by Maria Hummel

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Congratulations to Juan Felipe Herrera on a wonderful two years as Poet Laureate of the United States! Here's a #nationalpoetrymonth #poemsampler of his work. #npm17
Congratulations to Juan Felipe Herrera on a wonderful two years as Poet

Juan Felipe Herrera 101 by Benjamin Voigt

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Mary Angela Douglas
This week's #PoetryNow #podcast is ‘Be More Like Björk' by Camille Guthrie #SoundCloud #np #poetrypodcast
This weeks PoetryNow podcast is Be More Like Björk by Camille Guthrie

Be More Like Björk - PoetryNow

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Circa Aeon
Get these books! Get all of the books!
—David Tomas Martinez
Get these books Get all of the books
David Tomas Martinez

Reading List: April 2017

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Jo McMahon
Asian Americans have been contributing to U.S. literature for over a century, but their role did not gain recognition in mainstream culture or academia until the 1970s. Check out today's #nationalpoetrymonth #poemsampler, curated with help from Kundiman, and Monica Youn, Raza Ali Hasan, and Ravi Shankar. #npm17
Asian Americans have been contributing to US literature for over a century

Asian American Voices in Poetry by The Editors

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Kshirod Parida
Lover, my body —
you won’t be able to keep up with it. Soon you’ll have to leave it.
—Sumita Chakraborty
Lover my body you wont be able to keep up with it

Dear, beloved by Sumita Chakraborty

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Sumita Chakraborty
Fatimah Asghar's ‘If They Should Come for Us’ from the March 2017 issue of POETRY was featured in the Times this weekend!
Fatimah Asghars If They Should Come for Us from the March 2017

Poems of Resistance: A Primer

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Catherine Bodkin
Quincy R. Lehr
Happy Monday! Learn the context behind some of Dickinson's most beloved poems in today's #nationalpoetrymonth #poemsampler. #npm17
Happy Monday Learn the context behind some of Dickinsons most beloved poems

Emily Dickinson 101 by The Editors

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Terrible are the rose names ...
Stakeholders in a tradition of
“Grande Amore” and “True Love”
—Ange Mlinko
Terrible are the rose names Stakeholders in a tradition of Grande Amore

What to Read This Summer by Ange Mlinko

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This #nationalpoetrymonth #poemsampler is made up of classic and contemporary poems of gratitude to send when you’re feeling thankful. #npm17
This nationalpoetrymonth poemsampler is made up of classic and contemporary poems of

Poems that Say Thank You by The Editors

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The head says,
“I don’t want to die.”

Says,

“I am all
alone here.”
—Rae Armantrout [ Poet.ly Link ]
The head says I dont want to die Says I am all

Natural Histories by Rae Armantrout

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I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree

Happy Earth Day!
I am the Earth And the Earth is me Each blade of

Earth Day by Jane Yolen

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Michael Bath